Saturday, August 8, 2009

You Are My Sunshine...


After having been away from Bend, Oregon for a week, it was great to return and see so many yards and greenspaces filled with sunflowers. There is something magnetic about these giant clusters. Their color and shape are a joyous expression of late summer. As the hot weather has withered earlier flowers, leaving sad, sered remnants, clusters of sunflowers exhibiting the original "happy face" emerge with large green welcoming hand-sized leaves. The landscape is bejeweled by these majestic plants topped with golden orange sun loving ornaments. The season is richer for those who appreciate them on Scenic Sunday.

8 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Oh yes, I agree! I love sunflowers!

Sapphire said...

Lovely pic! I think sunflowers are very pretty flowers which remind us of the bright days of our life and to always be cheerful and vibrant :) :)

Small City Scenes said...

I think Smiley faces originated from the beautiful Sunflower.
Nice picture. MB

tapirgal said...

That's quite a scenic Sunday. You've done a beautiful job capturing the light coming through the flowers at the end of the day. I love this photo! It's beautifully framed, and the dying end-of-summer grass behind the sunflowers actually enhances their brightness.

Carol said...

Nice shot of these beautiful flowers. It is even better enlarged. The light and shadows on the blossoms and leaves dresses it up nicely, and the water in the background is an added bonus.

Jacob said...

The flowers are truly beautiful, Lee, but what makes the photo work is your most excellent composition!

Sylvia K said...

I love sunflowers and these are beautiful and I do have to agree with Jacob on your excellent composition! Marvelous shot!

Have a good week!
Sylvia

Raksha said...

Well, DUH! I never even thought to enlarge any of your pictures until Carol mentioned it upthread. It's even more spectacular enlarged.