{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 Comments

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    Ruth
    Friday July 8th, 2011 at 09:09 AM

    Beautiful photos, Vanessa! I love your Friday posts!

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    Tina
    Friday July 8th, 2011 at 09:44 AM

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

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    SG
    Friday July 8th, 2011 at 04:41 PM

    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
    Friday July 8th, 2011 at 09:52 PM

    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
    Friday July 8th, 2011 at 10:38 PM

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

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    Becca
    Saturday July 9th, 2011 at 05:04 PM

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

    Becca

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    Jenni Price illustration
    Saturday July 9th, 2011 at 11:13 PM

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

    Blessings,
    Jenni

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    Creating Sarah
    Sunday July 10th, 2011 at 01:43 AM

    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
    Sunday July 10th, 2011 at 01:46 AM

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

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    Rach H
    Sunday July 10th, 2011 at 04:56 PM

    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
    Monday July 11th, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    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
    Tuesday July 12th, 2011 at 05:30 AM

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

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    Ivy and Elephants
    Tuesday July 12th, 2011 at 01:56 PM

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

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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    Ashley
    Tuesday July 12th, 2011 at 04:47 PM

    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
    Tuesday July 12th, 2011 at 06:24 PM

    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
    Wednesday July 13th, 2011 at 12:54 AM

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

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    Marlee
    Friday July 15th, 2011 at 04:27 AM

    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
    Friday July 15th, 2011 at 05:08 AM

    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
    Wednesday July 20th, 2011 at 01:37 PM

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

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