Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I Love Sunflowers




It's sunflower season, and I love sunflowers.




I love the magic encased in their spiky packages,




and how their petals unfurl...




and turn toward the sun, catching its fire.




I love the way the little stars of pollen appear and multiply...




sprinkling out stardust like parmesan cheese on a pizza.




I love the way they adorn an evening table...




the gentle curve of their leaves...




the graceful arch of their stems and the stiff white hairs that cover them.


I love sunflowers, but more than that, so much more,

I love the One who made them,

who also made the stars,






Linking with Weekly Top Shot,





First published on 9/12/11

27 comments:

Brian King said...

These are gorgeous!

Deanna said...

I do love sunflowers too...that 3rd image is absolutely a stunner!!

Kerri Farley said...

~ Beautiful ~

Felicia said...

Yes I love sunflowers too Connie and the One who made them....He has made all things beautiful.

Gorgeous images.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Wonderful series of photos.

Susan (ABON) said...

I do believe those are the prettiest photos I've seen of sunflowers. They're gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

S. Etole said...

Exceptionally beautiful photos.

Sandra said...

I love sunflowers too, Connie, and all of these shots are just glorious
lighting in every one of them. That second shot is gorgeous and I do love the atmosphere of the evening shot on the table with the back of the chair illuminated in the soft light.

Ela said...

I love sunflowers too. Gorgeous photos of these beautiful sunflowers !

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Very beautiful images of these lovely sunflowers ... Greetings..

Mary Cromer said...

I love Sunflowers as well and what spectacular images you have shared...beautiful Connie as always~

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous shots of the gorgeous sunflowers! I love them too!

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Connie,
So amazing to see these shots!! Wonderful!!
You've photographed this sunflower so well of many different sides. So beautiful with these colors!!

Greetings, Marco

Kavics said...

Beautiful! :-)

carol l mckenna said...

Stunning and elegant photography ~ love the sunflowers for Little Things ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Julia said...

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Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

A lovely tribute to one of my favorite flowers as well :)

Half or more of mine have been eaten up, shared with the birds and squirrels lol! :) They love them more than you and I, methinks :)

Kim Cunningham said...

The light in these is just as beautiful as the sunflowers themselves!

Mitzi Rice said...

I love sunflowers and these images showcase them so beautifully!

Lisa Gordon said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Connie.
I love sunflowers too, but this year, the deer ate them. Every last one. So....no sunflowers, but some very happy deer! :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Rick said...

It's the 'common' in Creation that is so spectacular to those who 'have eyes to see and ears to hear'. Beautifully arranged and presented, Connie

I'm sure you're familiar with this song that expresses this so well.

Madge Bloom said...

Your sunflower shots are outstanding... and I agree I love the One who has made all of this to enjoy!

bailey-road.com said...

Gorgeous images!

marciento said...

Piękne fotografie słoneczników.

marciento said...

I warmly welcome and invite you to watch a new photo album “Lilies”
Good weekend!

Roan said...

Me too! Beautiful series!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Yes, yes, a big bouquet
of a million yeses
to all of this sunny
bright beauty.
I love sunflowers too
and the way you see
and share them:)
-Jennifer