Tuesday, September 19, 2006


One of the sunflowers has dropped it's head, unable to maintain the weight of the heavy seeds on a dying stalk.

I've lived in a place where beautiful flowers grew year-round. It was boring in it's sameness. I look forward to winter's blast...it brings a different magic.


mark said...

Sunflowers are one of my favorites. I love to watch the cardinals sit on the back of the hanging heads and reach around below to pick the seeds. I've found fist-sized piles of sunflower shells cupped in the back of a large head, left by a satiated bird.

Ava said...

I went to my first Old Thresher's show over the weekend. What a blast! It was so much fun! I'll definitely be going again!!!

Judy from Portland Or said...

I am finally in Big Rock and it's so beautiful here. Plowmatch was great. Were you there? I thought I'd know you with your camera if I saw you.

Zanne said...

Mark - Yes, it's wonderful to watch the birds feed on these seed heads.

Ava - These threshing shows are awesome. I've always said if there's a piece of machinery there's someone willing to collect it and maintain it. I can't imagine the work and expense involved in owning this huge beasts.

Judy - Finally! I'm so glad you're back in the midwest, if only for a visit. Enjoy every minute. Fall is probably one of the best times. Sorry I didn't make the Plowmatch...you know what they say, there's always next year! Let me know if you're going to be in the area for awhile. There are a couple of other interesting events coming up. Also check the Farmer's Wife Back Porch....I've got to get back to updating that blog too!

Floridacracker said...

Hi Zanne,
I haven't dropped in since you went "fishing". That's one tired looking sunflower.
Looking forward to your fall pics as it is still 'cane season here.