Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Reaching New Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . .


. . . . . . . . . . the smiling faces of the now tall sunflowers continue to face toward the east. 
My beauties, for some reason, don't turn to face the sun as it moves across
 the sky. . . . . . .instead they seem to enjoy the view down the street.

Each scorching day, when there's no rain, I'm out there giving them a
 gentle drink, watching the flowers unfurl, and of course taking photos.
Each one is so beautiful whether with fully opened ray flowers (yellow petals),
 or just peeping out from the bright green bracts. Love how they last so long, 
soaking up the heat and sunshine, preparing their awesome number of seeds
 for the bees now, later the birds. . . . . . .and possibly squirrels agile enough
 to climb and cling to them come autumn. 

I too will be gathering some of the seeds in hopes they will grow here in my
 garden next year. These have reached astounding heights, the tallest
are well over six feet!








Looks like the 'sunflower chronicles' are continuing - I just have to share them with you!
Previous recent posts of the sunflowers in my garden, if you missed them,
 are HERE and HERE.

Yesterday was a tad cooler, 91F, and the heavy rain Sunday evening
really helped the garden. Temperature climbing higher again today!

🌻 Enjoy the sunflowers of summertime 🌻

18 comments:

  1. Sunflowers can only make you happy. They're such cheery creatures.

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    1. You just help but smile right back at them Linda! You must grow some.
      Mary -

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  2. I planted a few teddy bear sunflowers this year Mary. I did a post once on sunflowers and they are really interesting. From the way the seeds form the pattern in the flower to the fact that they were used in Chernobyl to clean up the soil in Russia.

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    1. Teddy bears are always fun - no matter whether a flower or a teddy bear, haha!
      That's so interesting about Chernobyl Donna. thanks.
      Mary -

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  3. One of my favorite flowers and I plan on planting them at the new house!

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    1. Yes you must Penny - they are so lovely to look at. These did so well and I'm kicking myself because I can't recall the brand I bought - should have kept the packet!
      Things are looking great at your house site - very exciting!
      Mary -

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    1. They really are B - make my day bearable in this torrid heat. . . which of course they love!
      Hope all is well there with you and M.
      Love, Mary

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  5. Great minds, I have a sunflower today as well

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    1. . . . . . and I so enjoyed seeing your post today Bill!
      Mary -

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  6. I am more South than you are, aren't I ? it isn't that hot here ! The sunflowers are wonderful, they remind me of my childhood. We lived in San Diego, there was a white fence around the property and my grandfather ( the Marine Sgt with a green thumb) had the tallest sunflowers growing than I have ever seen ) ... I only have a forest behind me .. no flowers :)

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  7. I love sunflowers (who doesn't!), and was happy to see the many fields of them around O.K.'s village last weekend. I did not have my camera with me, though, so no photos on my blog (yet).

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  8. Your sunflowers are magnificent Mary, and I love the glimpse of your pretty house. I have always dreamed of having a yellow house - so joyful!

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  9. Lovely thoughts indeed, and such a delight to read. The sunflowers are a breath of fresh air. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Gosh they are so gorgeous! I don't blame you for continually gawking at them. :) Such a happy flower that gives so much to so many in return. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  11. Dear Mary, You are growing my very favorite sunflower...the one with the green centers. Wonderful photographs. The seeds on the outer rim will ripen first. You might have to harvest them early so that the birds don't get them first.

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  12. Wonderful sunflowers. Your photos showcase their magnificence. What a cheery greeting to passersby.

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  13. They are certainly beautiful creations all around. I even love the backs of the flower heads. So graceful and artistically designed, and such a lovely combination of greens and yellows in delightful shades. Even the pattern of the seeds within the face is a wonder to behold. Such a simple thing as a flower can say so much if we open our hearts and listen!

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