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Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Photo - Girasole – Sunflower

 

Fields of sunflowers are a wonderful sight at this time of the year in Italy. One of our neighbours has grown them this year as a crop interspersed with the maize (sweetcorn) and other plants as a forage crop for his animals.

37 comments:

  1. Certainly brightened my rather dull day. :-):-)

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  2. I just tried to post a comment and I think the blogosphere ate it ;)

    I am loving all of your nature shots outside--gorgeous sunflowers/roses...and all of the garden and fruit tree shots are superb!!!

    Amo tutto!!

    I'm going to definitely have to read some of the books you've been reviewing as I am a VORACIOUS reader and love any libri set in mia cara, Italia!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend/big hugs from Lago Patria,

    Lana

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  3. So beautiful! I hope you've been enjoying the summer so far and your travels. Sorry I've not been around here much recently, life has been busy, which is a good thing of course!

    Have a lovely weekend,
    Jade

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  4. We picked up right this morning our first sunflowers!
    I was lucky enough to see sunflowers'fields in Tuscany last Summer, they were amazing, nothing to compare to our plain corn fields overhere.
    x

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  5. Gorgeous bright colors! You are perfecting the art of flower photos!

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  6. Beautiful shot. Here sunflowers are far too precious to be used as crops, I shall be lucky if mine flower before the first frost (big sigh).

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  7. Sunflowers are one of my favorite wildflowers! This is beautiful.

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  8. Terrific shot...love, love sunflowers.

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  9. Sunflowers are the HAPPIEST blooms!

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  10. Gosh, is that pretty! Stunning.

    Happy Friday to you.

    Velva

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  11. *great* photo. There is an urban garden close by with a large field of sunflowers. I love the way their little faces follow the sun's progression across the sky.

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  12. How beautiful. I was going to plant sunflower this year and just forgot.

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  13. The fields must look so beautiful, just wish I could see them right now with my own eyes.
    Have a nice weekend

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  14. A great close-up shot - the whole area must be a
    cheerful sight, too. I remember my in-laws drying and using the maize in different ways, but hardly anyone does that now.

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  15. Hi Linda. Beautiful sunny photo! I can't think of anyone who doesn't love sunflowers. Reminds me of a couple of years ago when we were driving around the La Rochelle area of France a couple of years ago, when we drove through field after field of glorious sunflowers. Such a wonderful sight!

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  16. What a gorgeous photo. I bet it looks completely stunning. It's funny how colours in nature look so incredible - even if I might not choose them for inside my house. The yellow is perfect!

    Sarahx

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  17. Lovely to see sunflowers. Mine will not be flowerimg for weeks. They have brightened up a wet grey day.

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  18. I love the beautiful sunflowers they make me think of Summer - Vincent Van Gogh and of course Le Tour de France - they brighten up my day.
    Thank you Lindy and have a lovely week-end.

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  19. Sooo beautiful! Love sunflowers too!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

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    Have a nice and happy weekend****

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  20. Those sunflowers always make me smile. Always. Thank you!

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  21. In Italy you sometimes see big fields full of sunflowers... they are so beautiful! And so are the ones in your photo.

    Lindy, my email address is now in my profile. I added it, if it helps at all...

    Ciao

    ANNA

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  22. I love the literal translation of girasole/girasol in Italilian/ Spanish - so poetic. Such a summery flower - just love em! Lovely photo XOL

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  23. Wonderful picture. We saw them in the South of France as well.

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  24. What a great idea your neighbour had, to feed the animals and look pretty too. Just had another sneak peek at your rose! Many thanks for your comments Linda, have a great weekend, love Linda x

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  25. I love sunflowers too! When I was in Australia we went for a drive and there were whole fields of them beaming in the sunshine. :-)

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  26. I SO agree with you that coming across a huge field of sunflowers is a heartstopping joy. It's just beautiful. Your rose shot is gorgeous too. So so pretty. Well done. I also liked the music too. I've never heard of him before but it was truly pretty. Thank you for sharing.

    Julie

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  27. I LOVE SUNFLOWERS!!!

    I hope my dental work is over soon, and the PAIN is gone soon, so we can start planning some trips! There's so much I want to see and it's been almost a year already!!!

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  28. Cool photos. Sunflowers are a big favourite with me. They always look so happy. We grow them the year round.

    All the best, Boonie

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  29. Such wonderful fotos you have, Lindy.
    Thank you much for this beauty.

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  30. I love sunflowers!Have a great week!monica

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  31. Lovely! We have some in our backyard, so cheerful!

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  32. One of the pleasures of driving south, when I take the east coast route, are the fields of sunflowers. It's such a happy site.

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  33. OMG, I can't think of something more amazing than having sunflowers in your own backyard. How lovely! :)

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