Sunday, September 16, 2012

Serene Sunflower Safari Scenery Sunday

Ha roo, pups and cool cats!  Mom and I saw such incredible blooms on our Sunflower Safari that I just had to share a lot of the photos with you today.  And I do mean "a lot".  Very photo-heavy, so I'll keep the chit-chat down.  Just sit back and enjoy the finds from our safari!

First up - remember those tiny yellow flowers I found?  Here's a close-up for you:

DSCN4320 Curly-Cup Gumweed?

We think they're called Curly-Cup Gumweed.  Or as I'm choosing to call them, Curly-Cup Gumwildflower.  But correct us if we're wrong.  Whatever you want to call them, they're mighty pretty.

We found a member of the Sunflower family called the Compass Plant.  We think.  Same rules here.

DSCN4325 Compass Plant?

This one had a cool bug on it:

DSCN4324 Compass Plant?

One more look at another one of those:

DSCN4316 Compass Plant?

And now for our state flower - the Sunflower!  Oh, they were all over the place!  Smiling up at the sun, inspiring you to lift your face up, too - feeling the warm of the sun, a tiny breeze, and to give thanks to God for such beauty.

DSCN4329 Sunflower

DSCN4311 Sunflower

DSCN4333 Sunflower
There's an ant crawling down the stem, right behind the bloom on this one.
I just thought I'd point that out.

DSCN4341 Sunflower

DSCN4338 Sunflower

DSCN4343 Sunflower
Possibly Mom's fave of the day

DSCN4334 Sunflower

DSCN4339 Sunflower
You can tell from this one why it's called the "sun" flower, can't you?

DSCN4340 Sunflower

There are even more in our Sunflower Safari FlickR album, if you need a huge sunflower fix.  

I hope you enjoyed going on our Sunflower Safari with us!  Do you feel the warmth, the serenity?  I'm totally in the Zen of Zim Zone - and there's plenty of room for all of you to join me there!

Play bows,
Zim

16 comments:

  1. Those sunflowers are gorgeous! Our mommy loves them since they remind her of growing up in the Sunflower state! There's several that she thinks should be framed! :)

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  2. they are beautiful. But we prefer, yellow flower
    Benny & Lily

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  3. I am looking at these on my friends Mac and they are just stunning pix. Have a lovely serene Sunday and pop over to say hello to our little rescue guest blogger Reuben.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Beautiful! I especially like the ones of the sunflowers with the blue sky behind them.

    Cindy

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  5. I am so happy to join you on this serene safari. And I did see that tiny little ant. I think I like that one best. So beautiful and awe inspiring. Thank you.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  6. Mommy is in sunflower heaven, she keeps saying more...more...more! They are beautiful and they are her favorites.

    Loveys Sasha

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  7. That yellow is so happy making to see as the seasons move on to autumn.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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  8. Beautiful!

    We planted some hydrangeas today. Any tips?

    Nora

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  9. Beautiful post. we love sunflowers.
    bert

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  10. Sunflowers make people happy, and we just love them.

    The silvers and more

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  11. Oh, I love a good sunflower. So pretty!

    Huffs

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  12. Thanks for sharing them!
    They are so beautiful and of course made us feel sooooo serene!
    Happy Sunday!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  13. You know we luv our flowers...those are x-tra smiley!!

    Wyatt

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  14. Your sunflowers are just beautiful and so cheerful! You're started our Monday off with a smile! Thank you!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  15. Such beautiful pictures!

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  16. they made us all warm and glowly just looking at their sunny faces!
    stella rose

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