|Day 249 - Red Sunflower|
I used to consider sunflowers weeds. I grew up in part in Missouri where sunflowers are a weed along every highway or country road. This year is the first where I intentionally planted them. I have had an accidental one grow from the bird seed mix scattered over the winter. And when I asked friends for sunflower seeds which grew well at my altitude I didn't know they came in colors other than yellow.
My sister won awards for her black and white photographs of sunflowers, and the back of sunflowers. They are a fascinating study is geometry. And I immediately fell in love with the red ones. So this week I focused on the sunflowers in my garden in both color and black and white. They are a splashy flower in color, but take away the color and the structure and detail of these flowers are overwhelming in my opinion.
|Day 251 - The bud of a sunflower ready to open|
|Day 252 - The more typical photograph of this flower|
|Day 254 - rear view of a blossom with buds around it|