Friday, July 16, 2010

THOUGHTS ON SUNFLOWER AND SUNSET

“Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.”


~ Jean Paul Richter



Hubbard Lake Sunset and Brunch Sunflowers

23 comments:

Kala said...

Gorgeous. I love the collage with the sunset in the middle of all those beautiful sunflowers. And the focus and composition of the last shot are superb.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Those sunflowers look great! I planted some, they came up and the rabbits ate them, so no sunflowers this year.

Eileen

Lindalou said...

Sunflowers are so amazing to photograph. As I looked at these photos, I couldn't but think these would make some beautiful cards.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Joey, amazing photos! My sunflowers were attracting hundreds of small green bugs so I decided to quit growing them for a few years to see of the bug population would decrease.
Marnie

joey said...

Thank you, Kala. All photos were on the same download and the combined colors caught my eye ...

Hi Eileen and thank you. These sunflowers were a cut bouquet, a gift from a houseguest at the lake.

Hello Lindalou. This lovely bouquet graced my table at the cottage and fun to photograph. Thank you.

Thanks Marnie ... I have never grown sunflowers except as a child. This cut bouquet was a gift. Happy gardening 'hot' weekend!

imac said...

You certainly capture the wonder of Nature Joey.

myfrenchkitchen said...

Oh beautiful! And yes, it is now time for sunflowers...and sunsets...they just go together, like your lovely collage shows! Your photography is so beautiful...
ronelle

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Beautiful photographs Joey. My husband was quite sad that we hadn't planted any sunflowers this year, so a couple of weeks ago he went and bought some seeds and sneakily planted them in the garden. Not sure if they'll bloom before the season is over, but he's very hopeful.

cherry said...

A little coffee and Miss Joey's fabulous pictures make for a great way to start my day !
Happy weekend friend.
hugs from Savannah, Cherry

joey said...

Gee thanks, imac ... it's easy when surrounded by beauty.

Ronelle, you are a dear and thank you. A great honor coming from such a fine artist!

Hi Clare. I don't have room for sunflowers in my garden but sure enjoy buying them at the Farmer's Market. Good luck with your seeds ... wonders happen!

Fun to hear from you, dear Cherry, and thank you! Anxious to pop over and catch up on life in Savannah. Happy summer :)

Rosey said...

I always love your collages. I was thinking you might have a sunflower seed recipe for this post.....just kidding.

Beautiful pictures, Joey!

joey said...

Cute Rosey ... actually, these sunflowers graced the table as I cooked pounds of Hubbard Lake Breakfast for a huge crowd (recipe on blog). Difficult to post during this busy summer but please know, I'm cookin' up a storm!

susie said...

be still my heart! my favorite flower as you know... you've captured it in such a unique way..may I paint from your photos???!!!! Susie

joey said...

I would be honored, dear Susie. <3

Karen said...

These are beautiful! Sharp as a tack, and the lighting is beautiful. I especially love the last one.

Msrobin said...

Oh how I love sunflowers! I planted mine a little late this year, so I'm still waiting for blooms. But they are visibly taller every day, so it won't be long now!

Scott said...

Those are no doubt the most beautiful sunflower shots I can remember ever seeing. The lighting, than angles, the colors, the composition and the macros, the montage with the sun in the middle - just gorgeous.

joey said...

Thank you, Karen. Sunflowers make great subjects!

Good luck with the sunflowers, Robin. This bouquet is a gift.

Wow, thank you, Scott! It was a fun shoot :)

Rick said...

Glad you posted some sunflowers - they're gorgeous. I didn't get any planted this year. Also a lovely sunset!

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

They're almost identical, sunset and sunflowers. Superb colour.

joey said...

Thank you, Rick. Glad you like sunflowers/sunsets ... I'm sure I'll post more :)

Happy summer, Rob, and thank you. Seemed natural since I enjoyed both on the same day! In your busy life, hope you are enjoying time in your lounge chair :)

Wendy said...

I love this collection of photos - especially the last one!

joey said...

Thanks, Wendy. Happy to hear from you :)