Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sunflowers

This year I planted some sunflowers to line the area by my fence.
I planted scarlet and yellow ones, but only the yellow have come up.
They seem a bit small compared to what I grew before, so maybe I bought a different type.
They are still beautiful to look at though. The bees do love them and for tonight, here is a photo of one of my flowers and a couple of poems I found. I am playing with the photos in art filters, I think these and the barn photo I have, will go nice together in a future piece.

For those who asked, the halloween rug, is not on ebay. I am taking offers, if you are interested.



With zealous step he climbs the upland lawn,
And bows in homage to the rising dawn;
Imbibes with eagle eye the golden ray,
And watches, as it moves, the orb of day.
 - Erasmus Darwin, Loves of the Plants


It is not while beauty and youth are thine own,
And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear,
That the fervor and faith of a soul may be known,
To which time will but make thee more dear!
Oh the heart that has truly loved never forgets,
But as truly loves on to the close,
As the sunflower turns to her god when he sets
The same look which she turned when he rose!
- Thomas Moore

4 comments:

patijane said...

Love the sunflower! It has been so hot here, mine have just about withered away.

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

I can't wait to move out of my apartment & into a house with a garden...sunflowers are my favorite Susan

primitivebettys said...

Beautiful bloom! We did have one lone sunflower, a volunteer, come up. It blooms & was fairly tall, but I was disappointed that it would never turn & face me. It only faced up or towards our woods. Silly for me to think that huh? I've seen them before though where they follow the sun & it is truly amazing. :)

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

We planted some with Livvie in the spring, but not a one came up. :( Your picture is great!

I've been off the blog trail lately, between swimming with our granddaughter and correcting stitching mistakes. Never enough time to do everything you want to.