Saturday, July 20, 2019

Last of the Sunflowers. . . . . . .




I took this photo of my remaining lonely sunflower on Wednesday in
the heat of the day. Each time I tried to focus, the lens clouded 
over with the brutal humidity.  Visible is our grass now browning out.
Today dangerous heat is expected yet again.

The sunflowers must have been exceptionally tasty this year!
Only a few reached maturity, such as this beauty, the remainder 
never grew to expected heights or even bloomed. . . . . . . . . 
. . . . . . . due to the marauding deer!  
My neighbor sent a photo he took at 6:30 am yesterday of
two grown male deer with large antlers chomping on this last flower.
Then they joined a third male under the fig tree where they tucked 
into the freshly filled bird feeders.
C'est la vie. . . . . . .and it's just too hot to get mad at them!

Have a great weekend and stay cool.

17 comments:

  1. I love sunflower, too. This flower is the vivid life enjoying the summer sunshine.

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    1. Thank you - glad you enjoy the sunflowers!

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  2. That's a very pretty picture! I think sunflowers are so gorgeous. I didn't know deer ate them!

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    1. Beginning to think there's not much that deer don't eat Rain!

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  3. Yellow being my favourite colour, it is no surprise I love sunflowers!
    The deer just do what everyone would do - get food where they find it :-)

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  4. Oh deer! The surviving sunflower sure is pretty. Glad you were able to get a photo despite the humidity. This heat is getting old, isn't it?
    BTW, thank you very much for your wonderful and helpful tips on making beautiful blog headers, Mary. I replied to your comment, but not sure if you saw it so I'll also thank you here. Your headers are always lovely and I especially like this current one.

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    1. Glad to reach out Kim.
      Stay cool - should get better tomorrow I think - hope!

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    1. Trying Penny - these are the days when I wish we lived in the mountains too!

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  6. oh dear Mary, it really does sound dreadfully hot over there, just like the really awful Summer we had over in Australia last year. I dread a repeat of those months of overwhelming heat. Keep cool. So funny to think of the deer eating at the bird feeders - I don't even like it when the wrong birds eat the seed I put out. Your sunflower is stunningly beautiful, a perfect yellow. xx

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    1. Yes, we're struggling with the heatwave Patricia but a little cooling coming in tomorrow, Tues. so they say!
      Just left a comment on your great post - have a fabulous trip!

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  7. Thank goodness for air conditioning, yes? I can't imagine what it was like 150 years ago living in your part of the country when people had to wear so many layers of clothing, and no relief from the heat! Stay safe and stay cool!

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    1. Thanks Sara - your post today directing me to Susan Branch's 'diet' is wonderful .

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  8. The heat has sent me into full hibernation mode.
    Books, knitting and naps.
    With occasional watermelon.
    xx

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    1. Congrats. on your book deal Pamela. Since viewing the great TV series 'Shetland' (based on Ann Cleeves books) a visit to the Shetland Islands is on my wish list too!

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  9. Beautiful sunflower. Hope you are getting some relief from the heat.

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