Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sunflower


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This was the one lone sunflower we saw at the farmstead on Thursday.
Being that the sunflower is Kansas' state flower, you'd think there would be more of them.
{thankfully, I've just been told my BIL - who is a farmer - has planted sunflowers again this year as crops. ...enter excited giggles!}

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sunflower-and-barn

And I threw this one in, too.
I absolutely love it, but can not figure out why I love it as much as I do...
Perhaps it's the contrast of the organic shapes from the sunflower against the geometric shapes of the barn??

22 comments:

  1. What a beautifully golden yellow! Hope for more of those :-)

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  2. When we drove through Kansas last week, the sunflower fields were brathtaking.. I was never in the right position to snap some shots and hubby was not pulling over..LOL

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  3. I love! But I love sunflowers...keep them coming!

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  4. Such beautiful soft processing of these magical flowers. I've been waiting in anticipation of all the sunflower photos to come - I love them. Sadly, I won't have any until late August . . .

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  5. Beautiful shots. The flower center in the first shot is so captivating. I was staring at the texture for a few seconds and I got dizzy.

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  6. I love sunflowers. Yours is especially striking.

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  7. They're both beautiful. But I agree: the lightness and color of the flower contrasted with the dark tones in the second photo really makes it for me.

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  8. Great shot! I love sunflowers too, but it will quite a while till they bloom here! We always get a few volunteer that come either from hte year before or just from the bird feeders, so I don't even bother planting any, any more!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful! So cheerful and bright! :)

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  10. These are both very pretty! Very summery. :)

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  11. I agree - there's something really striking about that second shot!

    (we don't have to know why, we can just love) ;)

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  12. that looks great,I have to find some sunflowers to take some shots :)

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  13. I love them both! Beautiful!

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  14. What a beautiful sunflower! I love the light center of this one as it shows so much detail.

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  15. Beautiful, simply beautiful. :) Made me smile.

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  16. Wow - hopefully 'wow' encapulates what I mean - a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL shot.

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  17. Oh, I love sunflowers. I love the softness of your color on this one.

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  18. That is a beautiful sunflower and now I can't wait to see some of your BIL's too. They have such detail to capture.

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