Monday, October 27, 2008

there is something about a sunflower

...that I simply cannot resist. It is a little surprising because I don't remember being particularly drawn to them earlier in life, but now, I love them. And I love to photograph them.

I went with my mom to pick up their dogs from the groomer last week. Behind the store there is this wonderful little pathway, hidden from the surrounding city. Upon their release from what may as well be doggie prison, we walked "the girls" (as they are known) down the path. And I saw these. It was like some unseen force pulled me to them and required a few pictures before releasing its hold on me. This second one is my new desktop on the computer.

I do (however vaguely) remember that this is supposed to be a knitting (and at the very least, crafting) blog so I will try to get some of that up here soon. I have made a little lion and am working on a lamb. I am also knitting slippers as well as crocheting an afghan for my oldest daughter. I've decided to make one for each of them, starting with my little bird.

8 comments:

Wool Winder said...

I think it's lucky these flowers survived the cold weather and that you happened upon them. Nice pictures!

Momma B said...

Beautiful!

My mom was a serious sunflower lover! She loved dragonflys too, so there is one of each etched into her headstone!

Momma B said...

Hey, aren't you the one who told me that a multi-purpose blog is ok? I sure hope so, since the title of mine is "My Crazy Kids!"

Jen said...

I love sunflowers. Those are pretty :)

Nancy said...

Lovely photos. Isn't it fun to find the unexpected?

Momma B said...

I think you have a nice mix of pictures, ramblings, and things that were the initial purpose for your blog! I like the mix! I think it is very nice!!!

knitalittle said...

I love to see the flowers you photograph. Me most times I don't have time to stop and enjoy now I can. Life is a mix and that is what makes it enjoyable. Happy crafting!

Sunflower lady, E Lis said...

E-lis,ie Sunflower Lady. Funny as I just decided a few moments ago that should be nick again ;-) I love sunflowers, this year I planted 20 different varieties. I am still getting joy from watching the birds eat the seeds. I love how they attract other animals. I grew up near a sunflower field and always loved them, remember happily playing hide and seek in them with my sis when we were lil.

P and I also enjoy breaking them, once the temps drop really low.. they freeze. They are fun to break down and await the new year and start of another season.