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Friday, April 9, 2010

Sunflowers



Sunflowers were one of my Mother's favorite flowers! I can't see a sunflower and not think about her! It never fails to amaze me how something so beautiful can grow on the side of the road, without any care other than nature! These sunflowers were growing on the side of the road just outside a subdivision where 2 of my daughters live in Brownsville.

Sunflowers are annuals that live just one year. They grow quickly, bloom heavily and die with the first frost. They can and will regrow the following spring if the seeds fall onto bare ground. They usually grow to heights of 3 feet and have yellow petals and brown centers.

Photos taken with a Nikon D5000 18-55mm lens.

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