Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September Sunflower


The quality of light in the fall is beautiful and nothing catches it as well as sunflowers which are just now coming to maturity here. This beauty growing in a local front garden had to be at least 7' tall and a passerby informed me, as I was shooting, that it was a "Russian Mammoth" and that they can grow to 12'!

17 comments:

VioletSky said...

well named! good thing it wasn't taller, you'd need a fence to stand on.

LĂșcia said...

Wow, I had no idea that they could become so tall!!
I love sunflowers! :)

Paul in Powell River said...

I've been meaning to go find one to shoot here, best move it up my list!

Jack said...

I love sunflowers. They scream "summer," all evidence to the contrary.

Halcyon said...

It's beautiful and sunny!

Regina K said...

Great shot, one of my favorite flowers.

Michael Rowland said...

flowers? for me? thanks Pat, I was in Toronto a few days ago, I went by where you used to live ,maybe you still do. I was on one of those whirlwind days of driving there and back and getting a million things done while I was there, it was sunny and warm and I was thinking of you while I drove by some of the places I have seen on your blog, thanks,,,M

Kay L. Davies said...

What a lovely shot!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Randy said...

These large one are wonderful. They can sure coax a smile out of you.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's a beauty Red, as Jack said, you can't help thinking summer when you see them, might be hard not to see these ones at 12' tall, crickey a bit like 'trifids'!!!

Chrissy Brand said...

That's gorgeous Red- I have my own sunflower shot lined up for Saturday ;-) Will put a link to yours.

Chrissy
http://mancunianwave.blogspot.com/

JM said...

Awesome shot of the sunflower!

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous sunflower! These flowers make me smile.

llandudnopictures said...

Lovely shot, it looks like it's bending down to say 'hello'.

Lesley said...

I agree with Jack! It is an oddity,yes?

EG Wow said...

This looks like a huge blossom. Redpat!

Eyeliquor said...

Big Yellow & Beautiful :)