Weekend Snapshot: Following the Sun

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This sunflower grew up in my parents' backyard compliments of some bird or other interloper who dropped the seeds there. It grew to about eight feet tall, and we could watch the blossom follow the sun the way flowers magically do. Now, as summer fades into the cool of September, the flower stands with its head bowed; the work is done. Next year there will likely be many a sunflower in the backyard, thanks to the mysterious first sower of seeds and this one blossom. It really doesn't take a lot to make the world beautiful. Just have to let it be.

Weekend Snapshot

Comments

  1. Anonymous4:12 PM

    Beautiful photos and an equally beautiful musing about time and seasons and growth. Hope to hear more about this one next year!

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  2. Beautiful photos. I love watching how a whole field of sunflowers follows the sun - they are so big it is quite spectacular! And perfect thoughts to go with the photos.

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  3. Sandy: Certainly a beautiful capture, your angles are outstanding.

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  4. Ahhhhhhhhhhh........I love the reason and the way the live!

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  5. yes, our creator is truly an artist at art...thanks for photos and thoughts...

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  6. That is so beautiful and I love your thoughts. My favorite flowers are those which spring up as volunteers.

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  7. Anonymous8:11 PM

    I love it when I find volunteer flowers growing in my yard too!

    I love the words you used to describe the sunflower-fall does seem a time of rest unto death-and fall is a coming!

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  8. Hi, Sandy,
    Beautiful photos of my favorite flower. :)

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  9. I love pretty things that just want me to leave them alone. I'm good at leaving plants alone.

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  10. Sunflower seems to bring so much hope and brightness :D

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  11. Anonymous11:03 PM

    That is beautiful,Sandy! I posted a sunflower too:D

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  12. Anonymous11:04 PM

    Love your photos! Bings so much light, that flower:D

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  13. wow, this is lovely. I'm still trying to get some of these to grown in my yard.

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  14. Very nice compositions, Sandy.
    I enjoy them very much.

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  15. A lovely sunflower.

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  16. beautiful sun flower

    My WS : in here Thanks

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  17. the sunflower is beautiful :)

    Mine is HERE

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  18. One of the beautiful flowers. You captured it well.

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  19. I love sun flowers, but we had to give up on growing them. The squirrels love them, too, and ate the buds before they could bloom. While the squirrels had a good time, it was just too disappointing for us humans.

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  20. Such beautiful photos, Sandy.
    I love sunflowers :)

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  21. Sunflowers are my favorite flowers. It must be nice to see them growing at their best.

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  22. Anonymous5:35 AM

    Nice shot Sandy... nice photos, really!

    Happy WS... mine is up too, hope you cam visit!

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  23. Beautiful pictures, and an important message in your words.

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  24. Wonderful how the birds carried those seeds and drop them in your parents yard. They're beautiful :)

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  25. We mere mortals aren't nearly as wise as the flowers. We don't seem to know when it's time to stop following the sun.

    Peace - D

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  26. B.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.
    I guess we have to soak up all the sun we have. The fall is coming and then the dreaded winter :o)

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  27. Anonymous8:57 AM

    Sunflowers are my favorite flowers :) Matter of fact, even our table place mat has that design :D

    Have a great week, Sandy!

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  28. I love sunflowers. My neighbor's kids once flung sunflower seeds all around my house. When they got about 3 meters tall, you couldn't even see my house from the street!

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  29. Sandy,I think from blogging I have been so inspired taking photos from different angles and looking at life from different angles. This shot and the previous remind me that home may stay the same or change and the people we love will grow up and grow old our love is constant and our love grows --I used to not like change-- only as I age do I see so clearly change is life the opposite is death change is growth. .

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  30. That is a huge sunflower too! How nice of that bird to leave it there. :)

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  31. Anonymous9:51 AM

    That is my favourite flower...they are so lovely. Nice shots...thanks for sharing them. Cheers!

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  32. one of my favourite flowers! a pure solar beauty!

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  33. beautiful.

    thanks for dropping by.

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  34. Anonymous12:07 PM

    Sandy, your photos and comments are a real inspiration and a welcome "bright spot" to any day.

    I have commented on your blog and am tagging you for 6 random facts. I hope you are able to join as well as visit the other tagged sites.

    May you have a blessed week!

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  35. Anonymous4:03 PM

    pretty sunflower sandy.. =)

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  36. Anonymous5:09 PM

    nature works in such amazing and beautiful ways! i wish birds would drop seeds of beautiful flowers on the tiny patch of land in front of our house, too! :D

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  37. Anonymous5:46 PM

    Fantastic - Greetings for you

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  38. Amazing sunflower photos! In Portuguese we call this flower "girasol".

    I invite you to join Ecological Day, that I will set at September 2on my blog Leaves of Grass. Would be great if you join us.

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  39. I love the various angles you were able to take the pictures at Sandy.

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  40. Such a pretty picture. I have sunflowers planted all over my yard. I love them! Such a neat flower.

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  41. That's a really big sunflower! I have tried growing sunflowers myself but have no success so far. Probably I should just let the birds do the job. ;)

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  42. Anonymous11:28 PM

    that is a pretty shot...i love the angle.

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  43. Isn't it strange how such a simple truth is so easy to lose sight of,
    and difficult to follow through with. "It really doesn't take a lot to make the world beautiful. Just have to let it be" Your words are profound...

    I wonder why do we like to meddle so often?

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  44. I just love sunflowers. There's something so uplifting about a flower that shows its face to the sun.

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  45. wow - those are amazing. now I am thinking mine must be daisys and not sunflowers.

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  46. Those pictures will surely lighten up and bring smiles to anyone. Reminds me of that movie with Sophia Loren and Mastrionanni... The poems that goes with it says a lot... Thank you, Sandy, for your great WW posts.

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  47. I love sunflowers. They seem almost magical to me. What gorgeous photos and poetic words to accompany Sandy, well done.

    LOVE your boat photo above too.

    www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

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  48. Anonymous12:49 AM

    The sunflower from the back is a super shot. So sunshiny! Makes me happy just to look at it, here in raining Seattle. Thanks!

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  49. I know my wife would love that shot of the sunflower-magnificent!
    Thank you.

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  50. "It really doesn't take a lot to make the world beautiful." This is SO True!!

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  51. Inspiring words reinforced by a dazzling photograph. The evidence of seeds planted in front of our faces. Everywhere.

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  52. Anonymous4:47 PM

    cant wait for their seeds! lol!

    pretty shot sandy!

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  53. I thought sunflowers always faced east? I love how big sunflowers get they are so very beautiful!

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  54. Anonymous10:48 AM

    beautiful..beautiful sunflower..i have always loved sunflowers.

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