{floral friday}

{floral friday #22}

{floral friday #22}
Happy Friday and also happy {floral friday}!
I hope y'all will have a wonderful start into the weekend and enjoy some time off! :)
On Tuesday I took my brother to his workplace, so I could take his car for the day. He is an apprentice for becoming a golf trainer and works out in the "sticks" - about a 45 minute drive from here.
I love driving there and seeing the beautiful countryside. On my way back I came across a sunflower field. Unfortunately they weren't all in full bloom yet, but that didn't stop me from pulling over and cutting off a couple stems. No, I didn't steal them. ;) Out in the country they have fields of flowers that you can cut and just donate some money into the money box. They even provide the knifes to cut the flowers. Fun and easy!
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A few facts about sunflowers:
  • The sunflower can grow up to 18 feet high.
  • A single sunflower can have 2000 seeds.
  • Sunflowers move their heads following the sun.
  • The name sunflower comes from its scientific name, Helianthus. Helious meaning sun and Anthos meaning flower. (source)

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19 Kommentare

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    Ruth
    Freitag, der 8. Juli 2011 at 09:09

    Beautiful photos, Vanessa! I love your Friday posts!

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    Tina
    Freitag, der 8. Juli 2011 at 09:44

    Wonderful sunflowers! If you like, join us on *Weekendflowers* :) LG Tina

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    SG
    Freitag, der 8. Juli 2011 at 16:41

    Wow I've never heard of pick your own flowers but it's a great idea. It's usually just fruit over here.

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    Tina
    Freitag, der 8. Juli 2011 at 21:52

    Thanks for joining us on *Weekendflowers*. Would you please also link back to us in any way :) Thanks and have a nice weekend! LG Tina

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    Kelly
    Freitag, der 8. Juli 2011 at 22:38

    I am drawn to your friday photos! Thanks for sharing!

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    Becca
    Samstag, der 9. Juli 2011 at 17:04

    This is so pretty! Thanks for linking to Home and Family Friday!

    Becca

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    Jenni Price illustration
    Samstag, der 9. Juli 2011 at 23:13

    So Gorgeous! You have quite the knack for flower photography!

    Blessings,
    Jenni

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    Creating Sarah
    Sonntag, der 10. Juli 2011 at 01:43

    Oh, this is a beautiful post! I love sunflowers! We just planted some in front of our house and I'm so excited to see them grow.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    mindy starr cone
    Sonntag, der 10. Juli 2011 at 01:46

    love this picture! makes me wish i had a field like that near me!

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    Rach H
    Sonntag, der 10. Juli 2011 at 16:56

    Hi! My name is Rachel, and I absolutely love sunflowers!!! These pictures are so amazing.

    I just found your blog, and am so excited. I will be your newest fan! Thanks, and have a great day!

    Here's my blog: http://www.familyeverafter.blogspot.com

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    Jill
    Montag, der 11. Juli 2011 at 11:41

    Gorgeous flowers! They really are amazing!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    Emily and Jaime at Everyday Art
    Dienstag, der 12. Juli 2011 at 05:30

    As always, beautiful. I always look forward to your floral Fridays. :)
    Jaime

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    Ivy and Elephants
    Dienstag, der 12. Juli 2011 at 13:56

    Your flowers are simply gorgeous. I just love your photos.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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    Ashley
    Dienstag, der 12. Juli 2011 at 16:47

    o i love sunflowers! the photos are lovely! also that sounds cool that they let you cut some flowers i have never seen that!!! way cool:)
    thanks for linkin up with Tell me Tuesday!!!
    xoxo
    ash

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    June Scott
    Dienstag, der 12. Juli 2011 at 18:24

    Love the sunflowers! They just speak "summer" don't you think? Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!

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    SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime
    Mittwoch, der 13. Juli 2011 at 00:54

    The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop became the coolest party on the block because of your participation. Thank you!

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    Marlee
    Freitag, der 15. Juli 2011 at 04:27

    Oh I love sunfowers too! They remind me of being a kid. Not sure why but they do! Great blog, I'm a new follower!

    http://marleeindebt.blogspot.com

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    Desiree @ The 36th Avenue
    Freitag, der 15. Juli 2011 at 05:08

    Vanessa,

    I'll be featuring your beautiful sunflowers on Saturday among some other great yellowlicious ideas…

    Thank you so much for sharing it!

    Besos.

    Desiree

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    Katie
    Mittwoch, der 20. Juli 2011 at 13:37

    beautiful photos! Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week!

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