Sunflowers are something I look forward in September. Here in Kansas they grow wild everywhere. For some reason sunflowers seem to be a happy flower, unlike a violet that looks like it has a scowl on its face. Don't get me wrong I do love a bunch of pretty violets growing in the cool early spring, but they don't seem very happy about it. There's something about a field of sunflowers, wild or planted, and how their faces all face the same direction. I love that. Especially when I happen to be on the side they are facing I imagine that the whole field is watching me pass and applauding. Not sure if they would applaud just to see me or to see me pass by, but I'll take the applause where I can find it. Today the weather has been beautiful so I went out for a walk and found some September blooms.
First of all I do not have a big fancy camera, but I do a have a little fancy camera that I love and I think takes some pretty wonderful pictures. (Can I say that and not sound braggadocious?) I use a Canon PowerShot S95 and I carry it everywhere I go just in case there is a good photo opp. There are very few times that I post a picture to my bog without some kind of editing, but today everything must have been just right because these turned out so clear, and the color is out of this world. There has been no editing to these photos. Cool, huh?
I went for my walk not thinking that I would go off the path, so I just had on sandals, but had I known that there was such good pictures to be taken I would have worn some boots. As it was, I went off the path anyway and now I am all itichy but the results were worth the suffering.
I did not even notice all of the bugs on this plant until I brought it up on my computer and I was a little creeped out. These puppies had to have been everywhere because these flowers/weeds/plants are everywhere.