Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Hot, Hot, Hot
My daughter Kelly's fiance Doug also plants fields (yes fields! usually 3 or 4) of sunflowers every summer. It is such an amazing sight. So she and Doug had their engagement pics done at the height of the sunflowers. I will post some of the pics later, they turned out really well. The photographer loved the sunfower fields.
Amazingly the heat and drought have not affected the sunflowers. They are shortlived however, only at their peak for a week to 10 days, then they all turn dark brown and start falling over. I should add that these pics are from last year, this year that corn in the field behind the sunflowers is barely half as tall, and mostly brown.
It is always so amazing to me that they all face towards the sun., and the flowers are so huge, just makes you smile.
Every year I take pictures of them. Someday I am going to make a sunflower inspired quilt. Not gonna happen this year though, way too busy with all the wedding plans. Kelly and Doug got engaged on May 31st and the wedding is planned for October 20, 2012! And my daughter has all kinds of ideas and plans for cute vintage burlap table runners (to be sewn by Mom), galvanized buckets with burlap printed numbers and dried flowers in them arranged by Mom, an album quilt with each guest at the bridal shower signing a center block, (my idea), cute homemade invitations with burlap and scrapbooking paper .... so yeah we are keeping busy around here.
Thanks for stopping by hope you are enjoying your summer!