Sunday, August 8, 2010

Musing on an Afternoon Walk...

Fancy orchids and heritage roses are lovely, but I think I love sunflowers best. (Daisies are a close second.)

7 comments:

Judy Williams said...

Oh I agree! Something about their strength to be so tall. I always think of them as happy faces. What a lovely scene with the Spanish style house and its clay roof that matches the centers of the flowers!

Happy Sunday everyone.

dbdubya said...

While on a recent vacation in Italy, we rode from Rome to Florence and passed acres and acres of sunflower fields. I've never seen them grown commercially in the U.S. It was a great scene, with all the flowers, about 4 feet tall, facing the same direction towards the sun. Whimsical.

altadenahiker said...

I think that's my favorite color combination -- bright yellow, purple, and green.

San Diego Farmgirl said...

Our family raised fields of sunflowers in the early 80s in Kansas. These were for cooking oil, not for eating the seeds. They were 6-7 feet tall with heads the size of a large dinner plate. Obviously, sunflowers are well suited to Kansas, and they did very well. Problem was, there weren't very many processing plants, and we had to pay to ship them several states away. Ate up all the profit. We went back to the old standbys of wheat, corn and sorghum after just a few years.
It made a great background for a family portrait we had taken, tho!
I remember hating both the cultivated and the wild sunflowers as a kid, because they attract bees and I'm allergic. =)

Laurie said...

So cool, Dbdubya and Farmgirl! Wish I could have seen both places -- the Italian countryside as well as Farmgirl's family flower farm. (I always knew you were a flower child.)

Thanks everyone. Until tomorrow.

Julie Hill said...

OOh another picture worthy of painting!!!

TheChieftess said...

One of my favorite color combinations too AH!!!