Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008 ... last of the sunflowers, Pioneer Courthouse Square








Jim said...

They all look nice. I dont think I could go there, I would spend to much money.

Virginia said...

What beautiful gardens. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos.

For The People said...

I just found your spot through Sitka! Nice place you have here!

David -- said...


Thank you for leaving a comment on my new Tamarindo, Costa Rica Daily Photo. You have a wonderful site, and Portland is a great, very livable city.

You obviously like trees and flowers, and I will be posting many photos of the diverse, tropical plants, flowers and wildlife of Costa Rica on my site.

WendyB said...

Thanks for the tip on the sports setting! I had no idea.

Chris said...

Hey, Lynette!
I just love sunflowers. I tried to grow some last year, but the drought killed them before they grew. Sigh. I'm afraid this year will be the same.

Thanks for your comment on my blog today. I added something because of the comments I got. I am sure you understand how I feel as you have 2 sons. I do wish he lived closer to us.

I apologize for not commenting all the time lately. I have been under quite a bit of stress lately (subject of my post tomorrow), which I don't handle well.

Steve Buser said...

When we were young, our dad used to grow big pancake-sized sunflowers. I remember all the hairy stems and under the flowers like you have shown. Maybe because little as we were, that's what we saw looking up.

Andrea said...

Beautiful. Love them all

Abraham Lincoln said...

I just spent about 30 minutes making suggestions to Alex who asked how I thought her photography is. It takes me longer to do this and I don't mind if the people who ask actually pay attention and follow the suggestions. LOL

You asked me how tall my sunflower on Abe's Town is. It is less than waist high and is from a bird or squirrel who dropped the seed by the strombrella under the dying cherry tree.

I went out today and by 10:00 AM it had opened. So I will post that photo either later today or tomorrow because it was shot RAW and the comparison is important for some people to see what happens in a few hours and what happens to colors when only morning light is used. Which is what happened in both instances on this flower.

I do like your photography but flowers in pots in greenhouses and nurseries and on patios are always going to be sickly looking in many different ways. They sure do not look like the same plants photographed that are growing in the soil that is not made lifeless by insecticides, herbacides and mold spores.

I hope you don't think I am being critical of your work. I am not being critical. I am just explaining or trying to explain why some flowers and some trees are not as neat as others.

Visiting a nursery for flowers is like visiting a dog pound. The dogs are yappy, happy, sad or miserable and about to die because nobody picks them.

A nursery is identical. Flowers are root bound in pots and there is no soil bacteria in the pots. The plants are abused, tipped over, kicked stomped and knocked out of their pots and many are left to dry out. Plants are sad indeed and look that way when photographed.

The different between any flower in the ground and in a pot is like day and night.

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville, Ohio