Portraits of Wildflowers

Perspectives on Nature Photography

We still had Maximilian sunflowers in mid-November.

with 10 comments

 

Maximilian Sunflowers by Paloverde 8936

I photographed these Maximilian sunflowers, Helianthus maximiliani, in the northeast quadrant of Mopac and US 183 on an overcast November 15th. The tree behind the sunflowers was a paloverde, Parkinsonia aculeata.

Similar to the way in which three spirits in a row visited Scrooge, between now and Monday I’ll have visited three yellow flower pictures upon you.

———–

I’m away for a few days. You’re welcome to leave comments, but it may take me a while to answer.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 21, 2015 at 4:59 AM

10 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. We have sunflower seedlings coming up. In mid November. It’s been an unusually warm month here.

    Bill

    November 21, 2015 at 5:35 AM

    • Do you know whether your seedlings are regular sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) or another species? I noticed a week or two ago that among a stand of common sunflower plants that had gone to seed and were drying out, new flower heads were appearing.

      Steve Schwartzman

      November 21, 2015 at 7:34 AM

      • Yes, ours are the common sunflowers. I mowed them down about a month ago and many of the seeds have come up. Now I’m wishing I’d left some of the seemingly dead stalks standing to see if what you’ve observed would have happened here.

        Bill

        November 22, 2015 at 8:55 AM

  2. In a way, these are even more striking against a dull sky. There are times when they do seem lit from within.

    shoreacres

    November 21, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    • I mentioned the overcast day but I didn’t make clear that the background blue-grey was a pond whose surface the dull sky dulled down. As you pointed out, the gloom of the day made the sunflowers seem brighter, as if lit from within.

      Steve Schwartzman

      November 21, 2015 at 9:22 PM

  3. What a treat. I know your season lasts much longer than ours, but it is still a surprise to see such sunny blooms.

    Steve Gingold

    November 22, 2015 at 2:07 PM


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: