Sunflowers have long been some of my favorite flowers. They always look so bright, cheerful, and happy! I usually plant a few seeds each year, and the wild birds also do their part by dropping some off too. Every summer I have one pop up somewhere unexpected. This year it was along the walkway in our big barn flower garden.
That one bloomed long before the ones I planted myself, which didn’t finally blossom until the end of August! They were slow like everything else this year, most likely due to our cool summer. We’re enjoying them now anyway.
I like to include at least one animal photo in my flower posts, so I took Luke out to try to get some pictures of him with my sunflowers. I recently shared a photo on Instagram of him “taking time to smell the flowers”.
Of course, he wasn’t really smelling them….and here’s “the rest of the story…..”
He was sitting nicely next to the flowers, but I wanted him to “smell” them, so I told him to “touch” the flower. It looks like he’s smelling it, right? Here’s what really happened….
We are actually getting some warmer weather now, so I hope that means we’ll be enjoying these for a while longer. Our last photo is of some sunflowers I planted that are a paler yellow than most you see.
We are happy to be joining the Flower Friday blog hop hosted by Da DB Boyz. Please visit other blogs through the links below!
Sand spring Chesapeake says
I love sun flowers too, beautiful pictures!
Jodi Stone says
I have a small flower arrangement on the front step, it’s nothing spectacular, just a little fall decoration. I added a potted Sunflower to it, and I just love the cheeriness of them!
One of the fun parts of training dogs (at least for me), is teaching them commands I can use to help ‘re-stage’ photos. Hey, a Blogger’s gotta do, what a Blogger’s gotta do.” Right? 😉
Dolly the Doxie says
We love sunflowers too, have you ever been to Kansas? There are fields and fields of them its beautiful. I think we came across some sunflowers on one of our neighborhood walks and thought it was very unusual in the city! Sandra and Dolly
No, but gosh, I sure would love to see those fields!!
I’m jealous … your sunflowers are beautiful!
Thank you! I just wish I’d had some bigger ones this year, but the petite ones are cheerful too, and so many more are opening now (thanks to our summer weather in September, that we didn’t get all summer long!).
Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) says
We love sunflowers, ours didn’t reseed themselves so Mommy needs to buy some more seeds.
I normally have to buy some too. Those birds aren’t the most reliable workers. LOL
Da DB Boyz says
Aren’t sunflowers gorgeous? East of us, near Sacramento they grow sunflowers for the seeds…The fields just go on and on!
In Luke’s defense..touch and munch do sound very similar 😉 teeheehee
Jakey and Arty
Heeheehee, I guess you’re right about that!! (Luke says yes, you are)
I would just love to see those fields in Sacramento, I can only imagine how magnificent they must be!
The Island Cats says
Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers too…love these! ~Island Cat Mom
Sunflowers are the perfect fall flowers!
They coordinate so well with the other fall colors!
Brian Frum says
You sunflowers sure are pretty! Happy whiffin’ Luke!
caren gittleman says
so pretty! Thanks for giving me a smile!
That’s what we’re here for (most of the time anyway)! 🙂
Melissa K. Clinton says
I love sunflowers and their seeds! Our sunflowers bloom in June so they’ve been gone for a while now. THey are such happy flowers.
I love to just leave them out too, and watch the wild birds enjoy them!
hey Luke, you have your own little sun now when the days become darker ;o)
we like sunflowers a lot… ven when they remind the mama of stephen kings IT-story LOL
We don’t know that story – probably a good thing, right? 🙂