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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Serene Scenery Sunday - Sunflower Edition

Ha roo, pups and cool cats! It's me - Zim - here with Serene Scenery Sunday. At first, I was going to give you a little garden tour...

Zim and the Smoke Tree
Me, checking on the Smoke Tree's progress

...but for some reason, I kept hearing that "NononoZimmienonono!" thing from Mom - and that just wasn't serene at all! Instead, I decided to share some sunflower pix we took this past week on a couple of our walks. Sunflowers are our state flower and always seem to make bipeds smile. Let's get going!

Here's a nice single-flower shot:

Sunflower in field

Check out the center of this flower:

Sunflower in field with Grasshopper

And if you look closely (or click to make it larger), you can see a grasshopper right under the main flower, above the new bud! Cool!

There are Sunflowers all over the place by our water tower:

Manhattan Sunflowers

Our city should use that in its advertising, don't you think?

Here's a shot taken low, looking up at some Sunnies:

Sunflowers against the sky

No... no one knocked Mom over. Ha roo roo roo!

Check out these next two:

Sunflower 2

Sunflower 1

Don't they make you smile? Give you some inner serenity?!? Me, too.

Here's a cool weed! I... err... I mean "wildflower":

Yellow weed/wildflower

Just thought I'd throw that in, in case anyone was getting tired of Sunflowers. Oh, you aren't? OK... check these babies out:

Sunflowers, clouds

Don't they look cool against the stormy sky? Here's my fav:

Sunflowers, storm rolling through

You can see the Flint Hills back there, a cool storm line and the Sunflowers!

I hope you liked my serene scenery! I got everything covered - you know, cool flowers, a bug, the Flint Hills, a storm line... yep. I think Ammy was proud of me for getting that one worked in here!

Amber through the Crape Myrtle
"Oh, yeah, Zimmie! Way to go! I love a good storm photo!
Hey... check out the Crape Myrtle!"

I'm not sure why, but Mom didn't seem keen on Ammy showing you around our garden, either. I think she needs to work a bit harder on that whole "finding serenity" thing. (Mom... not Ammy!)

Play bows,


  1. As soon as we saw sunflowers we came straight over!
    Just love them - favourite favourite flower - always make me smile.
    Great photos too. xx

  2. What great sunny shots! We love every picture of your flowers ... you're momma's probably worried you'd squish 'em ... hence the Nononozimmmmnoo... we get that from our Chief ALLLLLLLL the TIMMEEEEE ...*rolls eyes*

    Licks and wags
    The Dog WOods Pack

  3. Anonymous10:46 AM

    WOO Zimmie, those are some furry pretty flowers! Our humans are touchy about us being in the garden too. It wouldn't have anything to do with dad's hibiscus we dug up, would it?

    WOOOOO woo rar rar rar,
    Kayla and Maebe

  4. I love your sunflowers! My Aunty lives by a farmer who plants a whole field of them and that is really something to see.

    Thanks for the sunshine, Zim!


  5. Girasoles! (sunflowers)
    We have here lots of them too!
    Thanks for sharing yours!
    Kisses and hugs

  6. You live in such a beautiful area! The state flower of Arizona is the Saguaro Cactus blossom. It is best viewed if you are twenty feet tall! I would love to be able to see that many sunflowers and pretty weeds... :)


  7. Hey there, Zimmie
    Thanks so much for showing us all those pretty sunflowers! They sure are 'happy' flowers and definitely one of Mom's favourites.
    I must tell you sumthing interesting: The 'Pride of India'...that last flower you showed us has special sentimental value in this household...it signifies the wedding anniversary of Mom and the Boss. Here in SA it flowers in February, but since it is 26yrs since Mom&the Boss got married, the climate has changed. The Pride of India now flowers in November here. Isn't this both scary and lovely!?
    Our fauna & Flora world is indeed facinating
    Thanks again, Zimmie, for a lovely Sunday post.
    Lots of licks

  8. We think that mommas and their doggies have different ideas on what serenity is cuz we have the same thing happen at our house. What's up?

  9. Lol! Beautiful pictures and lovely commentary.

  10. How serene - sunflowers on Sunday - beautiful photos.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  11. Our sissy would be going nuts today if she saw your blog! Her favorite flowers are the sunflowers! They're always so cheerful!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  12. Yay! Sunflowers.......

    A dog walking pal of my J's told her the other day, his sunflowers had grown to 12feet high.

    But they had no flowers..............

    How bizarre was that information?

    So they were only Suns.

    Marvin who takes things far too literally.

    And your photos were beautiful!!

  13. I love those sun flowers and how lovely that you have so many. They dont tend to grow like that over here, mostly single ones that grow huge.. Yors are gorgeous. I cant believe that the other lovely flower is a weed. Its too pretty..

    Hugs GJ xx

  14. Wooos! Pretty Sunflowers! Someone came and ate all of ours, Mom was mad. I love your tour of the garden, I do not know why Mom's get so upset over us showing off the garden, no Kira, no.. Is all I hear....
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  15. Beautiful sunflowers Zim! Our mommy can't see a sunflower without thinking of her Kansas roots. Get it? Ha roo roo!


  16. Be-wooootiful photo's, as always! We have lots of sunflowers here too, and they are sooo cool!


  17. I get that nonohuffynono thing every time I head for the open front door too! Must be because we're best friends.

    Love the sunflowers - they are such happy flowers.


  18. We have lots of happy sunflowers in our garden. That's about the only thing Mommeh knows how to grow.

  19. Ammy is all the scenery that I need!


  20. Bootyful!!!!!!Thanx sooo much for sharing. Grrreat shots! Your mommy should enter some of them in a photo contest.

    Riley and Star.

  21. Anonymous9:31 PM

    Dear Zim,
    Those flowers are very serene - that wildflower is just beautiful!

    I loved the shot of the flower looking up to the sky and the one of you smiling!

    Mr Darcy

  22. Hi Zim! Those sunflower pics sure made mommy's day. She's been smiling the whole morning!! Me liked the one with the grasshopper, kool shot! Uh and of course my most fav is the last pic, now that is a serene scenery!! Have a great week ahead!!


  23. Thank you for sharing those sun flowers. They did bring a smile to our faces. They are just so beautiful. The weed...Um...Wild flower was furry pretty too.

    Wags and Licks,
    Mollie Jo and Bobo

  24. The sunflowers are bootiful..
    Do they have yummy sunflower seeds in them?

    ~ Bae

  25. Ahhhhh....I love the sunflowers!!! Your mom is so artsy with her camera!

    I like when you pups show us around your garden! :)


  26. Wooo! We love sunflowers and those photos are priceless! We agree that most pawrents need to sop confusing our names with nonono no... who is that person anyway?! BOL!

  27. Hey there Zim!
    Thank you so much for taking us around your wonderful place! The sunflowers are soooo beautiful and your mom really did a great job taking those lovely flowers. Sunflowers always make us smile. weeeeee

    - Fudgie, Princess, Scrappy, Bullet

  28. zim,

    dudepaw, those pics of flowers were totally rockin. i am so happy i got to see them!! wish the khomputer screen had smell-o-vision!! nice :)


  29. great pics - they were so pretty - and we dont get it either - our mom is always trying to get us out of the flowers too

    Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

  30. You know we love flowers over here and it doesn't matter what day of the week it is! Those are some excellent shots. Zim, your Momma is a great flashy beast operator! I think she should enter your favorite pic in a photo contest!

  31. There are some people growing sunflowers right in front of their house along our walking route. I wonder if they are from Kansas.


  32. Our gram loves sunflowers a lot, and she gets grumpy when we pee on her flowers. humans really need to work on serenity.

  33. Hey Zim... I would not get too close to the Smoke Tree. We would not want your beautiful red fur to get singed.