Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Sunflowers At Sunset

Yes, I know, the time for sunflowers is past, but who doesn't need a little bit of sunshine on a blustery day?

So join me as we go and find a field of sunflowers.


Do sunflowers have personality? 
If they do, then this one is a little shy.


As lovely as these giant flowers look from the front,I always try to get a picture of the back side.
They have so much detail that is often hidden from plain view.


The sun is beginning to set and this might just be a good vantage point from which to watch the sunset.


And so ends another excursion out into the countryside. Each drive out yields different results, but one thing is certain, if we look, we can always find beauty.


The following Max Lucado quote gives us all something to think about.

“Gratitude. 

More aware of what you have than what you don’t. 

Recognizing the treasure in the simple – 

a child’s hug, fertile soil, a golden sunset. 

Relishing in the comfort of the common.”


 

17 comments:

Sandi said...

😊

Ginny Hartzler said...

They have more of a subtle beauty at sunset, just gorgeous. I love the back too.

happyone said...

The sunflower is beautiful - both sides. I always think of them as happy flowers because they make everyone smile. :)
We all have so much to be thankful for.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my gosh Ruth...beautiful. I kept forgetting to tell you I loved the blog title "prairie sunset" of your previous post...very poetic in my opinion.

William Kendall said...

I love sunflowers. Wonderful shots.

Marie Smith said...

Max had it right for sure.

Rose L said...

Lovely! A different way to look at sunflowers, not with the normal bright sunshine!

MadSnapper said...

I love sunflowers and have never seen an entire field of them, the sun setting over them is gorgeous and the back side is as beautiful as the front. the first one is like the microphone of sunflowers, telling the world look at me

George said...

I love your sunset pictures of the sunflowers.

Debbie said...

oooooh these are so pretty ruth!! i'm not sure what could be better than sunflowers and the sunset...they are the perfect match!! i adore your closing thought!!

Rose said...

I will take sunflowers any time I can get them. These are beautiful.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful photos, Ruth, especially with the sunset light.

photowannabe said...

Prize winning photos Ruth and Gratitude is truly a treasure.
Sue

Lowcarb team member said...

A wonderful series of photographs.

All the best Jan

Shug said...

One of my very favorite flowers...I never ever get tired of seeing them.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh my, a shy sunflower! How beautiful! Such lovely photos all the way through! Thank you for putting this together. I loved seeing these beautiful sunflowers and sunset together.

Barb said...

Love seeing the intricacies of the sunflowers in your photos, Ruth. I love the quote, too.

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