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Photo Description This is the beautiful result. It is now taller than he is! In my mind, this is just another example of finding joy and beauty in each day "without" opening your wallet.
This is a garden photo, yet a thrifty photo at the same time.:) I took my son to a local free carnival recently. Free food, free games, crafts, etc....a frugal paradise! They had a free "planting station" where the children could choose a seed and plant it themselves.
This tiny seed started in a humble Dixie cup, migrated to a broken plastic pot, and my son took painstakingly good care of his flower, until he decided to find his Daddy's shovel and transplant it in the the yard.
This is the beautiful result. It is now taller than he is! In my mind, this is just another example of finding joy and beauty in each day "without" opening your wallet.
Even though I entered this contest myself, I voted for your photo! I loved the story, and kids are so full of wonder! I see that you had more votes than the winner, which I do not understand. Kudos for a great share!
This has been a strange and wonderful year for plants on our property. This lovely sunflower bloomed at our lamp post then continued to grow into this grand specimen that greets us at our back door every day. It was even more beautiful in the evening with the light highlighting it!
Thanks Jackie. I usually get them via my bird friends by them dropping the seeds while feeding them around the house and this flower really took off taller than any previously!
A real treat!
My laughing sunflower. This flower looked like it was holding its chin and laughing in the sun. I am glad I took the picture when I did, because the next day it had completely changed.
I grow these giant sunflowers next to my garden every year, and people just are in awe of them. I also share my seeds with anyone who wants to try and grow their own.
By Ida C.
What do I need to do to get some of the seeds? I would love to grow them next to my fence. :)
I am on a forever quest to enjoy the simple pleasures of life and this photo says it all. Field of Dreams! (In a field of Sunflowers, NJ)
A field of sunflowers planted by farmers adjoining our house. They were planted for dove hunting, but I enjoyed the view.
While fishing one summer, I decided to take photos near our pond. The butterflies and bees had been drawn to the sunflowers. With a little patience, I managed to take this photo.
This photo was taken just before the sun went down last week. The sky was awesomely blue. Do you see the Bumble Bee?
Bumble bees get very tired gathering pollen on these beautiful flowers.
As a special gift to me each summer, my husband plants Mammoth sunflowers, my favorite variety, and a few new varieties so that I can see them from my kitchen window.
Sunflowers greet the sun with a smile!
This is a unique picture that you have to look closely to see the birds. I looked out our window a few weeks ago to see these birds eating sunflower seeds out of the flowers upside down!
This photo was taken while on a walk around the Maine Medical area of Portland. A friend was inside having a doctor's appointment and I took the chance to capture some of the gardens around the brownstones of the area.
I took this picture in my garden to capture the beauty of the sunflower under a sunny day.
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I wanted some pretty colors in my garden so I picked a sunflower mixed pack of seeds. I was so delighted with the different beautiful flowers I got and this is one of them.
This is a picture of my one and only sunflower growing in my back yard. It is a thank you gift from of my bird seeds.
Carolyn in Springville
Mom grew this in the back yard. I think it is beautiful.
By Laura from Ocala, FL.
I love the picture. (08/06/2009)
You're right - it is totally beautiful! Isn't it amazing how we can find beauty in the simplest of flowers. The sunflower is as beautiful in our eyes as an orchid! Thanks for sharing it with us and God bless you and your Mom. (08/06/2009)
How gorgeous. (09/12/2009)
This bumblebee is almost hidden in his super sized supper. The giant sunflowers grew so well the squirrels were fat all winter. At the end of each post in my garden I grew a giant sunflower. They towered at well over 10 feet and enticed many different birds to the garden as well as people walking by to stop and take a look.
No tip just wanted to share a pic of my first sunflower in hopes to brighten everyone else's day like it did mine when I saw it this morning!
Sure is nice, thanks for sharing (08/10/2005)
Your sunflower is so pretty, you must have a green thumb. Thank you for starting my day with a little sunshine
Really a beauty! Thanks for making my day brighter. (08/10/2005)
It's beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us! (08/10/2005)
Simply beautiful! Thanks! (08/10/2005)
Wow, what a beautiful colored sunflower. Thanks for sharing (08/10/2005)
Very pretty, thank you for sharing! (08/10/2005)
It's me again, I'm looking at your flower again. It's so nice, it looks like it was painted (08/13/2005)
Wow, that's pretty. Is it a Indian Summer? You should try a Cappuccino or Chocolate. they smell wonderful. (03/09/2006)
Here is a picture of my beautiful sunflower.
Amongst the other flowers in my mom's back yard, I took this one by accident, and look how it came out.
A beautiful sunflower from last year's garden. I love these flowers, as they attract birds, and compliments. They really do mimic the sun!
I have always enjoyed taking pictures of all the various wildflowers you can find on our property.