Thursday, September 04, 2008

What I will miss about Kansas...

There are many things that I will miss...but here is one thing I will miss a lot:


Wild Kansas Sunflowers


Head and shoulders above the rest.

I was in the middle of the field, SURROUNDED by sunflowers...like being in a cornfield, they're so tall!


Driving the flowers buggy!!!

I was fascinated by how many of these little bugs were on this flower. They truly were everywhere, these bugs. But they just went from flower to flower...didn't bother me at all. What bothered me were the dive-bombing grasshoppers. I felt like I was under attack!


It was rather windy out, and I had a hard time getting a good closeup of the sunflowers, so I was surprised that this one came out. One of the things I find fascinating is how the color changes on these flowers as they die out. The center turns such an intense yellow, almost bordering on orange. I'm trying to capture that. I think I will be in these fields a few more times, hopefully it won't be quite so windy! I'd also like to photograph them against a sunset....hmmmmm....well, there won't be a great sunset tonight (no clouds) but I'll keep my eyes open for the perfect day!




There are many things that I will miss...but here is one thing I will miss a lot:

10 comments:

Suzanne said...

I would miss that too! Your pictures are fabulous. I wish you luck with your upcoming move and all that entails! South Carolina is beautiful too, so that's a good thing. =)

Wheezer said...

I love how they aim their faces at the sun and follow it across the sky...nothing like 'em.

Berry Patch said...

I want to go photograph my friend's sunflowers. They are so pretty! Great shots!

Muzyka said...

I am going to miss YOU!!

Heidi said...

Oh... that last/bottom photo is grand! Now you have these lovely photos for a lasting, beautiful memory! Good of you to take them.

Christy said...

I don't blame you. Sunflowers are probably the happiest flowers in the world. Fabulous pictures, too!

Carmi said...

I think you'll manage to find beauty wherever you are. SC may not have sunflowers as tall as a basketball net, but I don't think it'll take you long to zoom in on something equally compelling.

Still, I hear the sigh in your words. Long after I moved away from my hometown and found lots to love about our transplanted home, I still miss some of the unique touchstones of the place where I grew up.

Bob-kat said...

Those sunflowers are lovely and look great against the blue sky :) I bet they look gorgeous en masse.

Nice close up shot too!

Jessica said...

Those are so pretty. We have the same kind here in Central California. I love them. I hope your move goes well for you! These pictures are beautiful!

saintseester said...

I think I would miss those sunflowers, too.