Montana Outdoors

August 10, 2008

Flower or wildflower?

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — Tags: — montucky @ 2:23 pm

Sunflower

I guess it depends on your perspective. The seed which produced this bloom was commercially grown and placed out in our yard for bird food, but it ended up being planted by one of our resident chipmunks at the end of one of my wife’s flower beds.

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  1. Ahhh Sunflowers…this again is another flower which brings back fond memories of my childhood. It’s just lovely! The ring and patterns inside the flower are really quite amazing, and the overall effect with the yellow petals flaring out in absolute brilliant perfection is something only mother nature could create.

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    Comment by Tabbie — August 10, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

  2. Although this is probably the work horse of all blossoms, nature still made it a thing of such beauty that about the best we can do is imitate it.

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    Comment by montucky — August 10, 2008 @ 4:17 pm

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    Pingback by Flower or wildflower? — August 11, 2008 @ 6:59 am

  4. sounds like my grandpa, stuff grows out of his compost pile!!

    love the sunflowers and their seeds! My daughter grew one once much taller than she was…

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    Comment by silken — August 11, 2008 @ 2:10 pm

  5. We’ve had things grow from our compost pile too. I don’t know how many the munks planted, but there are at least 5 flowering. Not enough to last them very long: I’ll probably need 200 lbs more of seeds for them to hide for the winter and for the Chickadees.

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    Comment by montucky — August 11, 2008 @ 6:34 pm

  6. Well I don’t care what it’s called – whatever it is, it’s gorgeous! 🙂

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    Comment by Sumedh — August 11, 2008 @ 7:49 pm

  7. It is, isn’t it, Sumedh! A simple beauty, not unlike looking into the eyes of a child.

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    Comment by montucky — August 11, 2008 @ 8:57 pm

  8. The state flower of Kansas! I might even be going back for a visit soon.

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    Comment by Pinhole — August 12, 2008 @ 5:20 am

  9. The state flower of Kansas! I might even go back and visit, soon.

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    Comment by Pinhole — August 12, 2008 @ 8:01 pm

  10. I’ve always thought they picked a good state flower: beautiful in bloom and after, delicious. A very practical choice.

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    Comment by montucky — August 12, 2008 @ 10:14 pm


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