Sunflowers and Dogs

I took these pictures on my way to work last week.  I have been wanting to stop and capture the big flower heads for a while.  These sunflowers are farmed and raised as a crop in our area.

The sunflowers are still yellow, but are close to getting ready for harvest.

It was a bright and pretty morning when I took these shots.

The teeny tiny sunflower seeds are filling and will soon be harvested.  The crop will be sold and processed into sunflower seeds, bird food or pressed for oil.

The connections we have with our pets is unique.  The relationship our pets have with eachother is also distinctive.

When we are getting ready to start a bright new day, may our connections bring happiness to our lives.  May we conquer the teeny tiny problems we face and not let them become more than what they really are.  Let us see the big yellow sun and be thankful for the light that spreads upon the earth.

Linking Up With:

Scavenger Hunt Sunday at Ramblings and Photos

Weekly Top Shot #50 at The View From Right Here

Your Sunday Best #37 with Nancy at A Rural Journal and co-host Danielle,
 of Bloom Where You Are Planted.

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28 Responses to Sunflowers and Dogs

  1. Barb says:

    I enjoyed both your photos and your words.

    • Robyn says:

      Thank You, Barb. I can’t leave a comment on your blog as I don’t have a google account. I love your 1st and 2nd shots. What beautiful captures. I also like your header pictures.

  2. Barb says:

    Great photos and great words of advise for Scavenger Hunt. I love the second photo of the sunflower.
    Have a great week!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Love those big sunflower heads!

  4. Love those sunflowers, the heads look huge! Lots of seeds there… and your pups are so sweet! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #50!

  5. Love sun flowers great captures! They always make me happy!

  6. Candy C. says:

    Great pictures, love the one of the dogs in the road!! 🙂
    I always enjoy your closing statement tying everything together too!

  7. look at your lovely pooches

  8. emily says:

    Love that last photo of your pups! Sunflowers are such pretty flowers, I can never get enough of them. We tried planting them in our yard a couple of years ago, but one of our neighbors left party lights on for about 2 weeks that the sunflowers got confused because of light 24 hours a day, we never got to enjoy their beauty!

  9. Danielle says:

    I just love your big ‘ole sunflowers…mine never made it…the birds got them first. Your pets are beautiful! We would be so lost without ours 😉 Thanks for joining in on Your Sunday Best.

  10. I love all of your photos. Your dogs are delightful and I’d be crazy not to want some of those sunflower seeds to come!

  11. seabluelee says:

    This was a fun post. I love the way you got four of the five prompts out of just one subject! And your final summing up was really great.

  12. lovely interpretations!
    The connection between humans and animals is quite amazing.

  13. Karen says:

    Such pretty sunflowers against the blue sky! Sweet photo of the pups, too! Visiting from Weekly Top Shot. xx

  14. heather says:

    Beautiful photos, and your words at the end were lovely very nice. Have a great week.

  15. Those are huge sunflower heads! They are beautiful still..

  16. beautiful and so clever…thanks for
    the sweet share:)
    -Jennifer

  17. Nancy says:

    I had mostly small sunflowers this year — colorful, but not many seeds. The goldfinches have eaten most of them. Love these rural shots, Robyn. xo

  18. Jenn says:

    Love your sunflower shots…they are one of my favorites! Always so cheery and bright!

  19. Good morning! I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Here’s the link: http://thecookssister.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/one-lovely-blog-award

  20. Buttons says:

    Oh I love everything about this Robyn I am grinning ear to ear. Hugs B

  21. Teresa says:

    Beatiful series! I love the way you connect all the themes in a paragraph. You are quite talented!

  22. Karen says:

    The sunflowers are amazing! I really love “bright” – so pretty!

  23. Beth says:

    Huge sunflowers. I don’t see many around here—a few planted here and there, but nothing big for harvesting. There were two huge sunflowers (just the flower top) at the Pumpkin Festival this past weekend. They fascinate me.
    Cute pair of dogs. Lucky you to be blessed with two. Some day I hopefully will have at least one dog.

  24. Great picture of the dogs!

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