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Just can’t get enough of those sunflowers

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Sunflowers, Helianthus annuus.

Headed out this morning intending to go back to the sunflower colony I visited last Friday; took a circuitous route; got waylayed by another sunflower colony that, like Bob Dylan’s answer, my friends, was blowing in the wind; never made it to the intended goal, but who cares?

© 2011 Steven Schwartzman

(Look here for information about Helianthus annuus, including a clickable map showing where the species grows.)

Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 13, 2011 at 3:40 PM

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  1. A stunning photo of color….bright yellow sunflower against a deep blue sky. Gorgeous!

    Janice

    June 21, 2011 at 7:47 AM

    • Thanks, Janice. As you noticed from the title of this post, I just can’t get enough of those sunflowers. In spite of (or because of) the drought, this has been an excellent year for sunflowers here in central Texas. I’ve included them in four posts so far and have at least one more in mind.

      Steve Schwartzman

      June 21, 2011 at 8:55 AM

  2. […] Just can’t get enough of those sunflowers […]

  3. I love sunflowers. This one looks amazing on that blue sky.

    niki

    August 5, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    • Come on over to central Texas and you can still see them. I photographed another one this morning, also against a blue sky (we’ve had plenty of them but could really use some storm clouds).

      Steve Schwartzman

      August 5, 2011 at 2:00 PM

  4. Sounds great but I have lots of sunflower fields here. It makes you feel happy and full of energy. Sunflowers are amazing!

    niki

    August 9, 2011 at 8:33 AM

    • I’ll agree with that. Although the large colonies of sunflowers have now mostly gone to seed here by now, individual plants are still flowering in many places in central Texas.

      Steve Schwartzman

      August 9, 2011 at 12:36 PM

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