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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Center of Attention. . .

The other day I was out in the garden and I couldn’t help but notice the variety in the centers of my sunflowers.

All of them just popped up randomly and I have enjoyed them so much!

I thought that you might like a closer look.

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This one had lost it’s petals, but it had the biggest head.  Oh my, a Sunflower with a big head. lol!

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Look closely and you’ll see the visitor in this one.

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Now isn’t that just a ray of sunshine?  Hope you enjoyed!

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party

Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Garden Party

The Rose Garden in Malevik for Saturday Show Off

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

31 comments:

Nell at njschout said...

Sunflowers are so cheery, aren't they!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I have only had sunflowers one year. The squirrels here chewed all the heads off and dragged them away as soon as they bloomed. They are such happy flowers.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love sunflowers and so I thank you for this close up look!

hugs,
Linda

Jemma said...

Love, love, love Sunflowers! The happiest flower on any block! Yours are amazing and love them set against the blue Utah sky!
Happy Monday Hugs!
Jemma

Robyn@SimplyMe1970 said...

Sunflowers are my most favorite flower and yours are beautiful! I had no idea that they had so many different centers.. Oh and I love the photo you caught of the bee inside the flower :)

Angela Ryder said...

How beautiful and interesting! I had no idea they had different centers! Lovely!!~~Angela

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Jann, I love sunflowers and yours are all beautiful! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.
Take care, Julie

Jenna H. said...

I love sunflowers!!!!!
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Cynthia said...

I adore sunflowers and I can't believe all the different centers. Such sunshine!

Cynthia

Winnie said...

Wowwwwwww
Beautiful, just beautiful photos!
I love sunflowers

Liz said...

I love sunflowers, they are my favorite flower in the garden! And yours sure are bright and cheery!

Linda W. said...

Ohhh.....I just love sunflowers! You got some wonderful photos of yours! Thanks for sharing. They did brighten my day.

Cheryl said...

Oh my... stunning flowers! Do you let them reseed them selves? or do you cut them and bag the seeds for the next year? Also, did you know they have a "pink" sunflower now? I tried it last year, its not truly pink, but does have some varigated pinks in the leaves... I got the package at Walmart for a few bucks ;0)

priscilla said...

Beautiful sunflowers Jann ! I think next year I am actually going to plant a row of them in my garden ..Have a great week !

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I love sunflowers and yours are gorgeous ! :)

Karen Doyle said...

wow- the most gorgeous sunflowers-they are the brightest colors ever. New follower to your blog, glad
I found it!
Karen

must love junk said...

Oh, those are stunning! :)
Susan

Fran said...

I never noticed that there were so many variations of the centers before! Such happy flowers, I've never had any luck getting them to grow in my gardens, so I finally gave up. One year, however, a bird must have dropped a seed and before we knew it we did have a sunflower growing under a tree! :) --Fran

SIMPLY SUZANNE'S said...

Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

Hi Jann!
I LOVE sunflowers this time of year! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful photos with us.
Have a beautiful day,
Suzanne

Diann said...

You can't help but just smile when you see sunflowers!

Susan Clayton said...

Glorious! I get lots of little sunflowers sprouting from bird seed mix the sparrows, cardinals and squirrel missed.

Jill Harrison said...

I don't think there is hardly a flower that says summer better than a sunflower. Glorious. I don't know why I have never tried to grow them. Perhaps I should. Have a great week. Joining you through What's It Wednesday.

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for a little floral sunshine.

Tami Von Zalez said...

Thank you for sharing your sunflower images. None of my seeds came up this year.

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Dragonfly Treasure said...

I have some that reseed and the birds just love them. I do too for the bouquets
*hugs*deb

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

woow... that is some great shots :)
and do not miss...

SATURDAY SHOW OFF

it is FUN :)
WELCOME
Håkan ( The Roseman)

SavannahGranny said...

So Pretty! I am so jealous. You have these beauties just come up! I plant them and see nary a sunflower. Your pictures are so pretty. The detail is fabulous. Thanks for sharing. xo Ginger

thepaintedapron.com said...

Sunflowers are such a happy flower, I bought a lovely bunch just this morning and their happy faces are brightening up the whole house! Yours are stunning!
Jenna

Ann Krucek said...

Sunflowers just make me smile! Likewise for your post! They are each quite different, easy to see with such great photos!!

Diane said...

A ray of sunshine, indeed! What interesting photos - I think it is wonderful that you shared these with us. Nature is a miracle, isn't it??

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