July 26, 2010

Girasole - The Evolution of a Sunflower

In May, my father and I planted sunflowers. He planted the seeds indoors a few months prior to planting them in the garden. I thought to myself, how the heck are these little plants that can barely stand produce 7 foot tall sunflowers.

My father said, "Just wait."
And so I did.
Sunflower in Italian is Girasole which means "turn to the sun."

It seems that right before our very eyes, they grow and grow and grow.



My father has a lot of patience. Me, not so much. But, I am glad I did this summer because watching these Girasole in the backyard has been amazing.

Ciao for now Girasole. You made me smile in a summer that didn't have much to smile about.
"If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing
more than you can imagine, plant a garden."
- Robert Brault

32 comments:

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

wow, those are just beautiful. This year is the first year I've experienced the joy of a vegetable garden and I feel much the same way. How did we get such a bounty from those tiny seeds?

The Working Home Keeper said...

Those are beautiful!

Mary Ellen

Angie said...

Wow, those are beautiful photos, Carmie. Yeah, I am instant gratification kind of girl, and sometimes I have to remind myself that you have to wait for good things. Thanks for shring them!

Leslie said...

simply beautiful!!! I'm smiling!!!

Joy Beadworks said...

You are a beautiful photographer!
I'm a new follower here.
www.joybeadworks.blogspot.com

alissa said...

Beautiful pictures Carmie. Just lovely.

Dee said...

Sooo beautiful! Some sunflowers will "self sow" and you should have some come back next season. I love them.

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks so much for sharing. I like your blog too!

Have a blessed day ~
Pat

Megan said...

I'm so glad you had the foresight to capture each stage of these beautiful flowers. Your photos are brilliant!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Olive Cooper said...

Beautiful. I have a similar post going up Friday. Sunflowers are my summer favorite. olive♥

Karen said...

I wish you could have seen the thousands of acres of sunflowers we saw in south Texas this summer. They were gorgeous. I understand they're being harvested now. Quite a crop. We all enjoyed their beauty so much.
Love your pictures.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

RJ @ A Life Designed said...

It's so true, you can't help but smiling when you see a giant sunflower! Lovely photos!

Long Hollow said...

Flowers make me smile and especially sunflowers!

Marie Anne said...

Stunning shots!

I bought sunflower seeds to plant this year and forgot to plant them. Next year for sure!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I really enjoyed the transformation of the sunflower. I would never have thought of doing that. Your photography was spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

Vonlipi said...

I love sunflowers and 'forgot' to plant some...now I don't have any!

Maybe next year :)

Maureen said...

Well your girasole isn't done yet! When they go completely to seed I like to hang them from trees and the birds go crazzzzzzy!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Sunflowers are one of the most satisfying things to plant. I never get over the wonder!

Donna said...

My favorite flower. My husband always plants some for me at the gate by the road, so I see them everytime I leave or come home. we also have about a 5 acre garden of watermelons, isreal melons, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, cucumbers, and peas. we have good eats.

Deliciously Organized said...

Ohhh they're gorgeous!

Kristi Flanagan said...

I LOVE sunflowers! Don't you wish they would just stay around all year? =0)

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Susan said...

I love sunflowers!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Once you've seen girasole in Italy... life is never the same!
Another friday's favorite :-)

Threeundertwo said...

This set of pictures just made my day. So beautiful. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday.

Marie said...

Oh they are simply divine! Your photography is fabulous.

I'm visiting from The Inspired Room and am now your follower.

Enjoy your weekend.

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
'Celebrating the Coastal Lifestyle'
http://nauticalcottageblog.com
http://sallyleebythesea.com

Sachiko said...

Wow, your pictures are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Sarah said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Happy (late) VTT!

Sarah

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Hi, I just linked over from Tatortots & Jello. We used to grow sunflowers. These are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Warmly, Michelle

kiwimeg said...

Great post. The pictures are gorgeous. I love sunflowers, but haven't been particularly successful growing them for the last couple of years ...

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... said...

I love sunflowers so much! I've been wanting to plant some for yrs. The only bad part about them is when they die they look terrible. Great post!!

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