Tuesday, June 14, 2011

More 'wild' sunflowers

Another sprout from birdseed scattered by the pondside.  This is obviously a different variety - dressed in multiple little blooms instead of one big head.

And the plant is tall!


Makes the Great Blue Heron look tiny!

64 comments:

Millie said...

That is a really big plant~perfect for browsing!

Flat Creek Farm said...

I am loving those wild sunflowers. We'll have more cropping up here in a few weeks. And... OMG... the blue heron! I've attempted several times to catch one of our 'residents' in action here. To no avail. Love your shots - always! -Tammy

Canyon Girl said...

They look like the ones we have here, but ours may not be that tall. I also loved to see Baron enjoying himself. Great dog!

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

Beautiful wild sunflower:) Here I have just planted sunflowerseeds, and they are slowly growing:)

Pricilla said...

It's beautiful. I love wild plants

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love the pictures with the Heron beside the plant.These are perfect.

Hilary said...

That looks like it might be a kind of Jerusalem Artichoke flower. We get them around here but they only tend to get that tall late in the summer. They tower over us. Lovely shots. I have a special fondness for Mr. Blue.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I think Hilary is right. I was trying to think of the name...

maybe you could dig up one and cook it and let us know how it is. Haha! ;)

Ruta said...

Great shots once again! The blue heron is on of my all time favorite birds...but I have found them skittish when i try to photograph them. These are lovely shots!

Deb said...

my favorite flower ever...one year my Mom had one that the center of the flower was the size of a dinner plate...wish I could find all those old photos..

Samantha said...

Wow! That plant is huge!
I love this shot..sunflowers and my favorite heron!

Sandra said...

i am screaming NOT FAIR NOT FAIR, you have all you have AND wild sunflowers? i love sunflowers and did not know they grew wild. my neighbor grows them, we have tried but in our tiny yard they get trampled before they have a chance

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

The heron came around at the right moment, didn't he/she/it?

These are great pictures, and I loved that stump out of the water, in the background.
xxxxxx

Ms. Becky said...

a two-fer. Mr. Heron and the flowers. some of the centers look black and other brown, it's hard to tell. you can use that to I.D. the flower. I'm wondering how warm the water is getting - is it very deep? great shots.

Snapper II said...

Whiskey River, round the bend,I'll be on vacation again.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Nothing says summer like sunflowers! Great photos. You must live on the most beautiful piece of land. :)

Kerry said...

Lovely wild-looking edge to the water. Blue herons are wonderful birds; nice to capture both the heron and the flowers!

Clint said...

Tall, gangly...you almost wonder why people like them so much.

Until you grow some yourself---then, it is a love affair.

Jan n Jer said...

Love the ones with the blue heron.

joo said...

The sunflowers are gorgeous and so is heron!

Sérgio Pontes said...

The flowers are very nice =)

Marissa ♥ said...

I love wildflowers, any kind! I even think some weeds that have blooms are pretty.
Isn't it a good suprise when you have something like this that's so pretty and you didn't even have to plant it?! :)

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful wildflowers and I great capture of the Gb heron too. it posed nicely for you near the flowers.

Jim said...

Beautiful pictures. I love your sunflowers and heron photo story. I take it that was taken from around the lake in front of your house?

My heron for years stood on our bridge catching fish from below. But about a week ago he got killed by a car or truck.
Jim's Heron Poem post
..

Giga said...

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missing moments said...

Love sunflowers ... especially like the capture of the heron along the edge.

Andrew said...

Lovely images...

Bob Bushell said...

That flower is lovely.

Jules said...

Beautiful pics! We have those all over the place in my area. I asked our head floral designer what they were and she told me they were Black-Eyed Susan's. Not sure which they are, but they are fun to see just the same.

Tracy said...

I think Mr. Heron enjoys those flowers as well. They really are vibrant and beautiful!
:)

Karen said...

Never seen sunflowers like this...very cute!... great heron capture too...

SouthCoast Guy said...

nice sunflower...does it spread?

Buttons said...

I don't know which one is prettier the flower or the bird. B

JDS said...

You gotta smile when you can see sunflowers and a heron all in one glance!

LauraX said...

magnificent...number two is my favorite...I love the blurr of the water behind the vivid flowers!

That Janie Girl said...

Beautiful shots!!! Absolutely beautiful.

beth said...

i'm learning so much from you...i had no idea there were wild sunflowers.....really, i had no idea !!

Farmchick said...

Love these photos. I have planted sunflowers on our farm and I cannot wait until they bloom. A classic summer flower.

wayside wanderer said...

Oh so cheery and love that heron strutting around! My sunflower has gone the way of..of..of toast. When is it going to rain again?

Montanagirl said...

Love that Heron walking through the frame!

Beyond My Garden said...

I fell in love with those on our trip out west. We don't have them here unless someone plants them
nellie

Janice said...

I wish I had some wild sunflowers growing by our pond...I do have a couple volunteers that self seeded from last years harvest growing in the yard.

Grant said...

beautiful photos!

Randy said...

These are amazing photos. The flowers are so cheerful.

Cher' Shots said...

I sure love seein what all happens around your ranch. I find your place a comfort zone at the end of a busy day.
'love & hugs from afar'

Rose said...

The goldfinches have done started on my little sunflowers. Mine just have the single head, but they are small. I used to have the kind you show here....the birds love either one.

Tiffany said...

Love big blue in the background...

Tiffany

bon bon said...

it's huge!! i like that it flowers all the way down and down the stalk.

bailey-road.com said...

I love flowers that grow wild! These are pretty!

Allison said...

Those flowers are like tiny sunshines blinking back at me. They're saying, "hello, hello, hello" like chirping birds... maybe even "be happy, be happy, be happy".

Better stop before I sound crazy! xo

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...
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NicoleB said...

I love those with the many blossoms. I had some of them 2 years ago in Hungary :)
Lovely shot with the Heron!

Shifan said...

Beautiful sunflower.

Joe said...

Wow. That looks great beside the pond.

Joe said...

Wow. That looks great beside the pond.

Joe said...

Wow. That looks great beside the pond.

Joe said...

I really don't post the same thing THREE TIMES...it's a Blogger issue!!

Janie2 said...

All the luck of wildflowers right there popping up from the ground. How beautiful. I love seeing things like this appear from the earth. I bet you have butterlies, and lady bugs abundant too.

Giga said...

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barbara l. hale said...

Idyllic...that's what it is.

Gail Dixon said...

Great series. Loved the comparison with the GBH. Sunflowers are my next thing to photograph! More inspiration, thanks to these. :)

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Gotta love them little pop up surprises!

pattisjarrett said...

Pretty flowers. The Great Blue must be a ham. :)

Cindy said...

I can't believe you got that close to the heron. The ones around here fly off as soon as I walk out of the cabin.

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