Friday, January 18, 2008

Winter Sunflower


Lana Gramlich said...

Kind of a sad picture, with the snow on the dead flower head. Effective, at any rate.

Q said...

Dear Lana,
The Gold Finches have eaten the seed. Now the sunflower is a perch for the Juncos. Come Spring I will remove the spent sunflowers and they will go in to the composit bin. Full circle.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This sunflower is carrying a heave burden. It looks sad to me. :( However I think of how happy the seed eating birds are when they find this meal.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
It does seem that way. The burden of winter.
I liked the summer and winter of this picture.
The Finches did enjoy the seed!

Sprite said...


Dear Sherry,

I always love to see the little twirly branches around some foliage.
It is like Nature's signature.

L~ sprite

Q said...

Dear Sprite,
The milkweed vine that was on the sunflower did look very lovely. It was one of the reasons my husband thought I should post this picture on "Artful Life".
I love that, "Nature's signature".
I will think of that now whenever I see a vine and its tendrail.
Love and light,

meggie said...

Stunning photograph.

Q said...

Dear Meggie,
Thank you! A different sort of picture for me. The background worked out nicely.

Kerri said...

Oh i LOVE this shot! Lovely Picture!!!!

Q said...

Dear Kerrie,
Thank you.
I leave the spent flowers all winter for garden interest, seed for the birds and perching spots.
I think they all look very pretty. When the sunflowers have their snow hats on I am tickled.

Vienna for Beginners said...

Beautiful image!
I read with interest the comments here. I see nothing but beauty in your picture, no sadness. I love the colors, the composition, that little "nature's signature", everything. For me this picture is a promise of nature's strenght and rebirth, and foremost of its endless beauty.

Q said...

Dear Merisi,
Thank you. Some photos can bring out feelings and I think that is great. Each of us carries certain ideas and I love the idea of endless beauty. In all of nature's stages I find beauty as well.
So glad you enjoyed this picture.