Look at the stars...
I love watching sunflowers grow and taking photos of them - close ups - and especially against a blue sky! My brother plants them every year in my mom's yard... "master gardener" he is.
He plants tomatoes, and other goodies and takes care of three fig trees.
The fig tree came from my grandfather which came from Sicily. My grandfather buried his tree every year as it got cold... We wrap ours. Not an easy task.
Each year Frank pots up the shoots that come off of it and now a piece of that tree is scattered around to neighbors and friends.
I love watching the bees on the sunflowers, gathering pollen all over them.
I love the intricate patterns of the flower and how they change, spiraling out and eventually creating seeds.
Nature's beautiful and amazing flower mandala!
I took one to class so the kids could paint them this week.
It gave them a chance to take a look, a good close look... something I was inspired to do from Georgia O'Keefe's flower paintings.
I had forgotten about the recent pictures I'd taken.. there are more sunflowers throughout the blogs. Barb's sunflower doodle at mandala oasis reminded me of them... thanks Barb :-)
and thanks Frank for planting them......