Sunflowers & Busy Bees

My Mother-in-Law directed me to this Sunflower

Field that she spied on her route~

Full of Busy Bees~


If you don’t have a sunflower field nearby,

you can always find some at Trader Joe’s :)

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  37 comments for “Sunflowers & Busy Bees

  1. August 23, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Mary, I love sunflowers. You’ve made my morning!!! :D :D

  2. August 23, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Sunflowers are so sweet. I love how their little faces follow the sun! Your photos are stunning, Mary. Very lovely post!

  3. Pat
    August 23, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Mary,
    Thank your Mother~in~law for me, please!!! I L O V E Sunflowers…and these nearly took my breath away! I have never seen so many bees, amazing! Your photos are gorgeous…especially enjoyed those in the bud and with the blue morning glories! Thank you for this lovely post. A tribute to my home State…Kansas!
    Fondly,
    Pat

  4. August 23, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Mary, What a happy way to wake up in the morning… you sunny post is a great start to my day!

  5. August 23, 2012 at 8:50 am

    stunning photographs!

  6. August 23, 2012 at 9:15 am

    What a way to start my day and I didn’t even have to go out to the garde, yet…I LOVE Sunflowers too Mary and you took some wonderful shots!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing…

  7. August 23, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I love Sunflowers. Would be wonderful seeing a field of them. Incredible photos, Mary!

  8. August 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Sunflowers ~ fields of sunflowers ~ now that is a lovely thought! I’ve had bunches here this summer. They make me smile. Some were from a friend’s garden, and when they were gone I replenished from the local market. Sunny sunflowers say summer!

  9. August 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    What a happy post! I hope you weren’t as close to those bees as it looks:) My hubby is VERY allergic and we have ended up in the hospital on numerous occasions. No sunflower fields nearby so I will rely on Trader Joe’s too. Hopefully will get there on sat., it is 45 mins. away for the closest one:( Have a sunny weekend, my friend. XO, Pinky

  10. Pam
    August 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    As usual you have been “as busy as a bee”. Love the post!

  11. August 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Beautiful sunflowers! I saw a field of sunflowers while traveling to the coast last month. It was the first time I had ever saw an entire field of them! I told my son instead instead of bushhogging our pasture, he could just plant sunflowers! He didn’t really go for that idea!

  12. August 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    How exciting! I love sunflowers and am so glad to see so many bees enjoyed them…Bees seem to be disappearing in record numbers and it is encouraging to see so many in one place! Thank you, Mary for an inspiring post and such stunning photos!

  13. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    August 23, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Very pretty pics Mary! Sunflowers are gorgeous and I always poke a few seeds in the garden. I think the birds enjoyed the seeds this year:@)

  14. August 23, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I never saw so many bees working on one flower before. Great photos, Mary. Beautiful. xo

  15. August 23, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Mary, your photos of the sunflowers and the bees are stunning! I planted sunflowers the first year after we moved here. The deer ate the heads off of them! I may have to try again next year, but I’ll put them inside the garden this time.

  16. August 23, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    What a very good find for you and your camera! Sunflowers are in full bloom here, and the other day I bought them for 60 cents each at a farm market. What a deal!

  17. August 23, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Mary I love your photos of the sunflower fields! I think I might have to visit Trader Joe’s to get a flower fix! Hugs, LInda

  18. August 24, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I love sunflowers. What a lovely collections of photos. How can one not feel happy when looking at these?

  19. August 24, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Mary, your pictures are so beautiful and happy!! Thank you for sharing them.

  20. Linda Kemp
    August 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I loved the sunflowers! Did you get the fresh figs at TJ’s?

  21. Carolyn
    August 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Love the sunflower pics. How did you get those shots without getting a stinger?

  22. August 24, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Gorgeous sunflowers! Beautiful photos too!

  23. brenda s 'okie in colorado'
    August 25, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Beautiful sunflower photos!!! I live just outside Denver, Colorado. We had fields and fields of sunflowers several years ago, then for some reason, the grower stopped planting. I loved driving by them. I love how they follow the sun. They switch their direction depending on where the sun shines on them.

  24. August 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I love sunflowers and these are some gorgeous photos! Beautiful, Mary!

  25. August 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Mary…..what a gorgeous field of sunflowers…that certainly would be a “stop the car!!” moment for me…gorgeous photograph as usual Mary!!..

  26. susan holler
    August 25, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I love your sunflowers. my husband is a sunflower fanatic and grew some this year. we chose the mammoth seed variety and they grew to 19 1/2 feet high. we contacted Guiness to see what the world record is and it was 22 feet. maybe next year we’ll make it. the colors were so glorious thank you for this beautiful pop of summer.susieDate: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 10:32:42 +0000 To: siameseguru@hotmail.com

  27. August 26, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Gorgeous photos! I love sunflowers…such a happy flower!
    Cindy

  28. August 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Love how you captured the sunflowers in so many stages. As always your images are outstanding, such beautiful colors. Good to see the bees enjoying them too.

  29. August 26, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    It would be a delight to view a field of sunflowers like this. Great photos.

  30. August 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I love your beautiful sunflowers. What a pretty sight to see the field of sunflowers. Gorgeous photos.

  31. Vee
    August 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Sunflowers are about the cheeriest flower going, I think. Loved the mosaics and the photos of those pretty fields.

  32. August 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    The fields of sunflowers are so beautiful and the bees are just spectacular shots!

  33. August 26, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Those are such huge sunflowers! Wonderful photos for your mosaics!

  34. Pondside
    August 27, 2012 at 1:40 am

    We don’t have a Trader Joe’s but we can get our sunflowers at farm stands. I’ve always thought that they are the perfect segue-flowers from summer to fall.

  35. August 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Mary, Your sunflower photos are amazing. I think my favorite is the 11th one with the blue morning glory next to it. Not one–not a single one–of my sunflowers came up this year!! I don’t know if it was the bad October weather last year, or hungry varmints, or an overzealous gardener. I had to buy the silk ones at Pottery Barn, which pale in comparison with this lovely field you found. Your MIL has a good eye for beauty! Linda

  36. August 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    How pretty! You should stop by my blog tomorrow and submit to my new photo meme, “Orange You Glad It’s Friday” Hope to see you there!

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