Nature Walks – Streams of Sunflowers

I love sunflowers.  They are so beautiful.  They are like little bits of the sun shining brightly here on earth.  I love this quote from the movie Calendar Girls, by Helen Mirren too.  It just kind of says it all.

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Here in Colorado, sunflowers are in full bloom, both in our gardens and in the wild.  I am seeing sunflowers everywhere.

In the wild.

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Sunflowers that have been “tamed” in the gardens, although I don’t think you can ever fully “tame” a sunflower.  Maybe that’s why I love them so much.  I too am a wildflower that flourishes best when left alone.

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The sunflowers in my garden are just beginning to bloom.  They are are little more shy than some of the others though, so it is taking them longer to open up.

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As beautiful as all these sunflowers are, they are nothing in comparison to what I saw today.  I was supposed to meet a friend for breakfast, but our wires got crossed and she had to cancel.  I did not get the message until I was already where I was supposed to meet her.  But it all worked out, as things usually do.  If I had received her message I would not have discovered this absolutely AMAZING sunflower garden.  Other than the streams and fields of sunflowers in Nebraska, this is the most spectacular array of sunflowers I have ever seen, and they were in someone’s front yard, for everyone to see.

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Their whole yard was nothing but sunflowers, with the exception of one little tiny patch of purple.

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Stay safe and stay well Everyone.  Let the sunshine in.  ‘Til next time.

 

 

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

38 thoughts on “Nature Walks – Streams of Sunflowers”

  1. I love sunflowers! I really enjoyed your pictures of the sunflowers with all the different colors. The pictures of bees on the sunflowers were stunning. I love to see bees on flowers.

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      1. I LOVE it! What a cute story. When I was little, my friend’s mom had trained a blue jay to eat peanuts. She had him trained to follow her into the kitchen to get his peanuts. My friend and I would feed in peanuts from the tree. he would take them right out of our hands. We named him Bluey.

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