Sunflowers … not ready for prime time yet.  #Wordless Wednesday #Gettin’ there!

#Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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57 Responses to Sunflowers … not ready for prime time yet.  #Wordless Wednesday #Gettin’ there!

  1. Those sunflowers are spectacular!

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  2. Perfect mix of flower and lighting.

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  3. Laurie says:

    Thanks for brightening my day with these beautiful sunflowers. They always make me smile! 🙂

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  4. But still beautiful at any stage! ☀️

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I agree Barbara – our sunflowers ripened so much later than yours as we’ve noted before. Today, the seeds were black and ripe and a goldfinch was in his glory. 🙂

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      • I like how many different kinds of sunflowers you captured. They don’t seem to plant different varieties around here. We passed a field yesterday, the stems were all bent over and flowers long gone to seed.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        The yellow ones were really tall Barbara – towering well over me and I’m 5′ 9″ tall. The orange ones seem to be a unique color and much smaller than a traditional sunflower. Today I went past and got some more pictures – the seeds have ripened and the middles are black oilers, ready for eating. I saw more bees than birds though.

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  5. Sunflowers always seem to be smiling! Do they know something we don’t?

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  6. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………………………those large, bright, colorful daisies look like they’re in Prime Time to me!

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  7. Fantastic group of sunflower pics!! You even got a shot with a flying visitor on the flower. The first sunflower seems like a huge one and the orange tinted one is unique.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Glad you liked them Esther. The yellow ones were very tall, way taller than me and I’m 5′ 9″ tall. I like the orangey ones – very unique and quite a big smaller. I took those pictures about 10 days ago and today they were ripe so I took some more pictures to put in an upcoming post.

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  8. Great colours so bright and make you smile – sadly the farm that grew sunflowers near us last year and opened the fields up to visit did not repeat again this year.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes I took some photos today of the ripe sunflowers – so beautiful. That is too bad Andy. I remember you took your parents there to visit and had a photo of them at that farm. At least that is a good memory for you about the sunflower field.

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  9. Joni says:

    What bright and beautiful flowers! I always find sunflowers so cheery, and yet have never grown them myself, although we used to have them on the farm sometimes when I was a kid. Did you venture out to the sunflower farm again Linda?

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I thought so too Joni. And the yellow ones were so tall! I lucked out seeing them growing in someone’s garden in August and started watching them every day when I passed to get photos. They now have black seeds. No, I did not go back yet but will try to go next year (with better directions). It is a pretty crowded event (from what I saw on their Facebook site). So I’ll wait … it is going on now. They had their lavender festival in July 2020 and again this year. I went on their FB site to see it. Same place – surely I can’t get lost again as I ended up at a Metropark in the same zip code!

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  10. Thank you for brightening up my day Linda!

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  11. Susie says:

    Hi Linda
    Those colours are orangellowiscious.
    Like summer in fall.
    Susie

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  12. Prior... says:

    Masterful photo series Linda
    The different angles and variation on color – going back now to look again at such a fun sunflower post!

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  13. Amorina Rose says:

    The stand tall and proud and full of stories.

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  14. Pam Lazos says:

    beautiful hues, Linda.

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  15. I love sunflowers! Luckily my neighbor plants them for me (that’s my story anyway) every year. Love the happy colors and happy bees!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Me too Janis. Lucky you! I got these shots from a house I pass every day and watched them grow from about a foot tall. You cannot help but smile when you see sunflowers – they are so cheery looking!

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  16. Fab photos of your gorgeous sunflowers, Linda! If I could grow them all year round and keep real ones in my house, I would be happy. You captured these beautifully with your lens and harvesting the seeds soon fits right in with the Sunday Stills theme of harvest gold this week. Welcome and please join me every week or when you can.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Terri. These are sunflowers growing in a house on a corner. I watched them daily from just a foot high to these towering sunflowers, some higher than me (5′ 9″ tall). I will have some more flowers next week for Wordless Wednesday, some beautiful mums I saw at a big produce market, so I will join you again. Thank you for inviting me Terri.

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      • We have wild sunflowers that grow different times of year here. In one of the empty lots on our new subdivision, some volunteers popped up (from neighboring yards) so we grabbed a few and planted them in ours. Still growing strong!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Terri – I have heard of sunflower seeds missed by the squirrels and popping up in gardens. I don’t blame you for grabbing a few volunteers. My Russian Mammoth sunflower was as tall as the neighbor’s garage and then some, but, as it grew heavy with ripe seeds, it fell over one night and the next morning I went out to water and the “pan” was on the ground and squirrels were feasting on it, with the birds lined up on the chain link fence looking sad.

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      • I would love to grow a big one like that someday. Sorry it fell over 😔

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I wish I had a photo of the look on my face when I saw the stalk bent down and squirrels chomping merrily away. 🙂

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