Fuzzy bumble bee with pollen-powdered face clings to a nodding red sunflower.
This goldfinch must’ve been ravenous! He proved quite determined to pluck every single seed out of a faded wild sunflower, pecking at the little globe from every angle.
My had husband pointed out the flash of yellow among the quivering stems and we watched for about 10-15 minutes as he performed his acrobatics during breakfast yesterday. A few minutes later, the Mrs. showed up to finish off what he’d left.
Our entry for this week’s “Summer Lovin'” photo challenge is a photo taken last Saturday for a post we were going to title “The Romance of Flowers.” There were a few folks on the same wavelength this week, including the Ladybugs entry from The Changing Palette (see link below).
Other challenge entries we loved:
- Wedding – http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/weekly-photo-challenge-summer-lovin/
- Summer storm – http://optimisticmisfit.com/2014/07/25/summer-storm/
- Ladybugs – http://thechangingpalette.com/2014/07/25/those-naughty-ladybugs-are-back/
- Floral – http://livelaughrv.net/2014/07/25/summer-lovin/
- Floral II – http://kathaphoto.com/2014/07/25/sunny-summer-flower-love/
- Air & water – http://ceenphotography.com/2014/07/25/weekly-photo-challenge-summer-lovin/
Bumble bee is dwarfed by the big sunflower whose pollen it will carry. The plant, part of a church garden, was well over 8 feet tall. At its feet, mint, basil, nasturtium and tomato plants.
Big yellow smile.
The big sunflower — all 9 feet, 3 inches of it, is beginning to bloom.
Last week’s storms bent the stem of this sunflower, but didn’t break it.