1. restlessjo says:

    They are extraordinary things, aren’t they? I’m always amazed at the height they grow. Happy, sunny birthday, by the way!

    1. Heyjude says:

      These are smallish flowers on 6 ft stems! They’ve been whipped around in the wind this weekend so I’m surprised they haven’t snapped. About the only sunshine today I think, but dry so far.

  2. margaret21 says:

    Ah, lovely. Sunflowers are among those flowers that die graciously.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’m hoping the birds will find them for the seeds. That would be nice!

  3. beetleypete says:

    There used to be a huge field of sunflowers near our house, across the main road on Mill Lane. I loved watching them turn to face the sun during the day.
    Then they were dug up when the farmer changed the land use to pheasant-shooting. Sad.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, that is sad 😔

  4. bushboy says:

    Wonderful examination of a flowers life Jude 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Brian, I thought these would never flower!

      1. bushboy says:

        Sometimes the wait is worth it. I have a bush in bud and they are taking forever 🙂

  5. artfulcrone says:

    Beautiful at every stage of life.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They truly are.

  6. Toonsarah says:

    A lovely set of photos Jude. Sunflowers know how to look beautiful at every stage of their lives – maybe we could learn something from them?

  7. Dina says:

    Lovely post, Jude. We leave the heads outside for the birds to enjoy as well. The lifecycle of the beautiful sunflower is comforting.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I hope the birds find these, they are quite small sunflowers and very tall!

  8. Cee Neuner says:

    Wonderful life cycle portraits 😀 😀

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Cee.

  9. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    What a lovely sunflower portrait

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’m quite pleased with these. Grown from seed only five survived the S&S and although they grew and grew I wasn’t sure they would ever flower! And when they did along came the wind and rain 🌧️

  10. Lovely cycle. Such vibrant colours too. I always think of them as uniformly yellow.

    1. Heyjude says:

      There are so many different sunflowers including one called Teddy bear!

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