Squirl's Nest

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Some flowers I've visited lately

These aren't from my yard. I will be posting those one of these days. But I just felt like putting these up.

These are mostly sunflowers, but they were either so pretty or different, I just couldn't help myself.

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This one was a touch blurry, but I really liked these flowers. Even though these were all taken on a cloudy day, this one's a bit darker because I was trying sharpen up the blur.
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You can't really tell from this picture, but this one was quite large and very tall.
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I particularly like this one as it looks like the bottom flower is being tickled by the bee.
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And for a nice, subtle finish.
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22 comments

Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

*wonders what the first one looked like before it exploded*

Tue Oct 02, 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hee hee, Mr B. I kinda thought this one looked like a sunflower got it on with a marigold.
:-)

Tue Oct 02, 01:01:00 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Those are gorgeous. I've always loved sunflowers!

Tue Oct 02, 01:55:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Call it "tickling" all you want...the bee is humping the flower!

Tue Oct 02, 02:01:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

The sunflower got it on with the marigold?! That would shock even Georgia O'keefe!

Tue Oct 02, 04:53:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Laurie, thanks! I love them, too. And I also like your profile pic.

Bucky, I know. I just posted the Nice Matters badge, you know? Tryin' to keep a G rating there.
;-)

Mr B, yeah, I think I lost my G rating there.

Tue Oct 02, 06:21:00 PM  
Blogger Ern said...

Those are all beautiful! I especially like the first one. It looks huge. Was it huge? I'm picturing dinner plate size.

Tue Oct 02, 08:24:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Erin, you're right, that one was huge, like the other orange one. Thanks!

Tue Oct 02, 08:30:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Magnificent, as usual, Ms. Squirl! Thank you.

I notice several folks are posting photos of flowers today. Perhaps, if my leg is better tomorrow, I will be able to walk the neighborhood with my camera, visit some flowers, and post some blossoming photos myself.

Tue Oct 02, 09:17:00 PM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

I have to say I dont think I have ever seen sun flowers that big. They are gorgeous.

Wed Oct 03, 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nick, thank you so much! Whether you get flower pictures or not, I sure hope your leg's feeling a lot better.

Tweety, it's amazing how many varieties of sunflowers there are. Thanks!

Wed Oct 03, 11:48:00 AM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Your welcome. May I ask where these were?

Thu Oct 04, 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

The first one kind of reminds me of a Jim Henson puppet. I don't suppose you know what variety it is? I could seriously grow those.

Thu Oct 04, 06:36:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

I was thinking the marigold crossed with a sunflower, too!! That dirty bee... pollinating with more than one species at a time.

Fri Oct 05, 02:17:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

so pretty. I have some of those huge ones in my yard as well -- Burpee calls them Teddy Bear Sunflowers. Don't you just want to take one to bed with you?

Fri Oct 05, 06:01:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Tweety, they were in the yard of a friend. Her place is where I get some of my best flower shots.

Courtney, I'm not sure what variety they are, but I'm sure you could find them listed in a seed catalog. I like the Jim Henson idea. :-)

Eclectic, bees are just whores. :-)

Lissa, Burpee, that's the catalog I was thinking of. Thanks for stopping by. Thanks!

Fri Oct 05, 07:56:00 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

These are beautiful. I especially like the first one. My husband and I will be taking the kids to a botanical garden next month. I will be sure to take pictures and come over here and invite you to come see. There is a walk-in exotic butterfly cage there, so I hope to get some really nice pictures.

Sat Oct 06, 03:06:00 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

What a nice breath of sunshine on a somewhat dreary day.

The Teddy bear sunflower is so unusual. It doesn't really look like a sunflower at all.

And I really like the star (petunia?) at the end. And the white ruffly flowers (the semi-blurred ones) in the middle.

Really lovely.

:-)

Sat Oct 06, 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger von Krankipantzen said...

So pretty and what wonderful textures. And I loved the imagery of the bee tickling the flower. I could almost hear the giggling.

Sat Oct 06, 05:35:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Lynn, hi! Please let me know when you post your pictures. Thanks!

Danielle, I'm glad you enjoyed the flowers. I know that first one is really great. The last one is actually a morning glory.

Kranki, I'm glad you liked the bee tickling the flower, too.
:-)

Sat Oct 06, 06:16:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Lovely, as always! ;)

Sun Oct 07, 10:17:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, tshsmom!

Thu Oct 11, 08:13:00 PM  

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