Monday, September 15, 2014

Centered







Are you ready for the answer to the mystery flower?  They are WILD SUNFLOWERS! No one guessed it! But don't feel bad. Until last month, I had never heard of them and I would never have guessed either! These pictures really show the seeds in their centers, see the tiny sunflower seeds pushing up? The flowers are about the size of daisies, much smaller then a regular sunflower. We visited a Wildflower Garden, and the owner kindly gave us this bouquet of them as we were leaving. I think my jaw must have dropped when she told me what they were! Now that I can recognize them, I see them all over.

“May he keep us centered and devoted to him, following the life path he has cleared, watching the signposts, walking at the pace and rhythms he laid down for our ancestors.”

1 Kings 8


20 comments:

Catherine said...

Beautiful. The verse and the flowers. Thank you. Catherine

annieelf2012 said...

Awww, Ginny, these are so pretty and I would have never guessed either. I wonder if we have such out here? We have lots of wild Black Eyed Susans but I've never noticed these around here.

Tanya Breese said...

oh they are just beautiful!

From the Kitchen said...

They look a lot like coriopsis (bad spelling) which we have in our garden. It spreads and fills in spaces around shrubs, etc.. It isn't the size of a daisy but smaller. I love the happy color.

Best,
Bonnie

Blackberry Lane said...

Good Morning, How pretty! I especially love your 3rd photo down. I'll be on the lookout for these now!

Ann said...

well now I feel really silly because after reading your answer I know where I've seen these before. They look just like the ones that will occasionally pop up underneath the bird feeder.

Sandra said...

I have not heard of wild sunflowers and these are gorgeous. i said yesterday i had photos and i remembered what mine are, but they are Mexican sunflowers on a bush... so they must be first cousins i think...i would so love to have a hand full of these on my kitchen table

Rose said...

They are like a ray of sunshine on a dreary day!

DeniseinVA said...

Gorgeous Ginny and thank you for sharing them. I have not heard of wild sunflowers before. They are so bright and cheerful.

Shug said...

How about that!! a Wild sunflower? Once again...God's beauty and how sweet it must be when a person happens upon them growing in the wild. Lovely....

Lady Jane said...

I agree with from the kitchen. They look like my coreopsis but coreopsis is much smaller me thinks. My fav color is yellow and these make me happy. LJ

S. Etole said...

I would never have guessed but they sure are sunny and pretty.

Patsy said...

They are very pretty!

DawnTreader said...

Never seen these. They're beautiful!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I would have guessed some kind of daisy or coneflower. Hmmm. Live and learn. I do know that they're VERY pretty!!!!

Betsy Adams said...

Never would have guessed this one... These don't look AT ALL like Sunflowers to me... BUT--one never knows, do we?

Thanks for sharing. I just keep learning from bloggers.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth Hiebert said...

You captured their beauty so well.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Ginny those brought some sunshine into my night here - I think they were so pretty. Love them.

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful photos Ginny. I would not have guessed Wild Sunflowers since they look a little different than the ones that grow in our area but then there are a lot of varieties. I love your guessing games.

LC said...

A wildflower garden --what a treat! I don't know if we have those in our area. But I will be on the lookout. Goldenrod and black-eyed susan are what I mostly see this time of year..