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In September, these giant sunflowers turned their faces to soak up the sun, bright yellows and greens. In October, after the first frost, this sunflower field looks a little wild. In another month or two, snow will cover all but the flower heads. Madison. Wisconsin, USA.

photographed by barbara © 2007

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  1. This is a magnificent photograph Barbara. It is like the set of a movie like ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids’. I am working on an idea for a new drawing and this gives me an idea. Thanks 🙂

  2. Most kind, Heather. It was a fun shoot. barbara

  3. SUNFLOWERS FOR OCTOBER
    *****************************
    I am reminded that October is the Month that BO and I were born in…even though many years apart …

    The FLOWER for October is the ” Calendula” and it looks just like a minature Sun-Flower
    it is often called the Pot Marigold or the Scotch Marigold
    Native to Southern Europe it is an annual and easy to grow and loves any soil ,they are known as happy annuals.
    Plant some seeds now Bo they can be a symbol of happiness….to come…….

    The Birthstone for October is the OPAL
    and the meaning of the opal is HOPE..

    Are we not blessed to have been born in October.

    Lois (Muse of the Sea) 15th October 2007

  4. Sunflowers are so sensitive to the seasons. They are real time-markers, green and golden one day, just seed pods after a frost. The lighting in this photograph is wonderful–brings fall right to mind.

    I just learned that the seed pattern on sunflowers is not random. Starting at the center, the seed rows (spirals, really) contain 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21, etc. seeds. It’s the Fibonnaci sequence. Who knew!

  5. Thanks, Lois, and happy birthday.

    Quinn, Fibonnaci? Not since an art history class in college have I run into that word, which I try to block from memory.

  6. shewolfy728

    End of the season sunflowers against a grey autumn sky – very nice.

  7. Chefleur

    Very dramatic Bo!

  8. Rather foreboding of winter, Shewolf and Chefleur, do you think?




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