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Still life with sunflower

Still life with late summer fruits and a fluffy sunflower.
Some people say that sunflowers are God's mistake when creating flowers.
On the contrary, I think, no other flower speaks about life so laud as sunflowers. The big, smiling flower disc is like an antenna for sunshine, following the journey of the sun across the sky. What a lesson in life!
Still life with fluffy sunflower
"Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows."
- Jean Paul Richter

10 comments:

Kathy said...

What a unique variety of sunflower. I love it with the grapes.

The Native Americans of Northern Arizona have a saying that the winter snows will be as high as the summer sunflowers. It usually comes to pass.

Ashley Sisk said...

Simply Beautiful.

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful photograph of the sunflower and fruit.
Costas

leavesnbloom said...

Maia your compostion is lovely - are you going to paint this as it would make a lovely painting. I think that sunflower is so pretty and such an unusual looking bloom. :) Rosie


(psst I've started posting photos of orchids on my photoblog)

Carol said...

Sunflowers are still my favorite flower and I love all the new ones that are on the market now.

Jayne said...

I've never seen a sunflower like that one - how unique! I had some lovely sunflowers in my my garden earlier this year, courtesy of the birds :-) They're always so cheerful in the garden.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Beautiful composition Maia. And I love sunflowers - how could something so cheerful be a mistake?

Kimberly Gauthier said...

This is stunning, Maia!

bfarr said...

I have never seen a sunflower like. Nicely composed shot.

maiaT said...

Well, these are some ornamental cultivars Bfar, they don't grow wild.

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