Wordless Wednesday – Helianthus

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Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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70 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Helianthus

  1. Double delight!! 💛

  2. John says:

    A happy photo! ❤️😬

  3. Karen Lang says:

    My favourite color 🌼🌼🌼

  4. Anne says:

    You have captured these beautifully – even a drop on the end of a petal!

  5. Cathy says:

    Pretty! There is a hint of autumn in the air here and my Helianthus are only just opening…

  6. Delicate sunshine…

  7. Widdershins says:

    Perfectly wonderful … with some looming drama in the background there. 😀

  8. Wow, what a zingy yellow!

  9. Beautiful. Yellow is a welcome color this time of year.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Judy. I like them as cut flowers, too. If taken early in the day and immersed immediately in water, they last well. Later in the day, the hydro intake creates wilting that is hard to overcome.

  10. Love the water drop at the end of the petal ~ a delightfully bright and sunny flower pair!

  11. Alice says:

    So many different kinds of sunflowers…so many buds.

  12. Treah Pichette says:

    We’ve surely needed sunflowers this summer!

  13. ke01341 says:

    The yellow really pops

  14. utahan15 says:

    thanks for sharing such a lovely photo~

  15. Irene says:

    Beautifully captured. I see these often on my hikes and was never sure what they were. Thanks for the identification. 😊

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Irene. A wonderful native, the birds love their seeds. We have a couple meadows full of them. They can even hold their own against goldenrod!

  16. Dale says:

    Gorgeous, especially with that one drop clinging to the petal…

  17. Holy cats! So bright and pretty.

  18. Debbie says:

    What a pretty little thing — and I love the water drop on the petal!!

  19. Very nice Eliza! Enjoyed seeing your image!

  20. Kris P says:

    Pure summer sunshine!

  21. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    What a heart warming colour

  22. naturebackin says:

    These are lovely – must be a wonderful sight to see masses of them flowering across the meadows.

  23. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Such a beautiful sunny flower Eliza 💛

  24. Tina says:

    Cheery little things, aren’t they? Lovely photos, Eliza!

  25. Lovely bright yellow and I love that little hanger on water drop.

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  27. rajkkhoja says:

    Very nice

  28. Robin says:

    So bright and cheerful and beautiful. Love that one raindrop/dewdrop. ♥♥♥

  29. Ju-Lyn says:

    Pretty! I can see dew dripping off a petal- lovely.

  30. Maria says:

    The bright colour is like a lamp light almost. Beautiful!

  31. Although I don’t think I’ve heard of Helianthis divaricatus, I see it’s widely found in the eastern half of the country, including on Long Island, where I grew up:


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