Sunflowers are the most beautiful crop when they are in bloom. All year, I look forward to the cheery bright yellow blossoms that appear in August and early September. Last year was a wonderful year for sunflower pictures and this year promises to be another such year. We’ve had poor crops since about 1997. Some years they were so poor that I didn’t even bother to take pictures. Crops were too poor to be photogenic.
I was quite surprised to see the dampness on this flower. I took the picture in late afternoon when all dew should have been gone. No irrigation equipment was in evidence, either.
I’m always amazed how many insects populate the world. It’s hard to escape them.
I particularly loathe grasshoppers. Their habit of jumping on a person and slobbering tobacco juice saliva is beyond disgusting, as well as the feel of the bristles on their legs. Ewwww! Worst of all is the fact that they voraciously eat vegetation. A swarm of them will denude everything growing and some things that aren’t.
Insects are prolific little things, always doing what comes naturally. This looks rather uncomfortable, but then, I’m not a bug. Thank God!
I love order in the universe. It’s comforting.
Check out my sunflower slide show on my new photo store site:
If you buy them, the watermark will no longer be present.
PS: Happy Birthday, Marilyn.