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Sunflowers Blooming July 2015

Our sunflowers grew extra tall then began to bloom.  They don't turn to face the sun though.  Maybe it's the variety of sunflower plant.



The stems are thicker than I thought they would be.  They must be strong enough to hold the plant up.


This intricate swirling detail follows a mathematical rule.  Here's a video I found that best explains it.


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AMAZING!


This bug seems to be checking out the mathematical details.


20 comments:

  1. Love...love...love all of these gorgeous photos, John!!!

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  2. Amazing indeed, John, and absolutely gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thanks Linda.
      I'm glad I found the video to explain the pattern.
      Some other sites had very detailed mathematical equations.

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  3. Wow, these are gorgeous! I love sunflowers. It's been a few years since I grew them, and I should get back into it. They are such spectacular plants.

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    1. This is the first year we grew them. Now that I see how good they are I want to plant them next year too.

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  4. The weasther this year has been excellent for sunflowers. You have some beauties.

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  5. Scatti meravigliosi, un vero spettacolo!
    Buona giornata da Beatris

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    1. Thank you Beatris. Have a good weekend.
      Grazie Beatris. Buon fine settimana.

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  6. great pictures of the sunflower

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  7. That was a great video until the guy said "WAH LA" for "Voila"...man, that is something that is driving me crazy these days!
    I love sunflowers and the fact that the seeds are arranged so perfectly and done so as to maximize the space makes me believe in a Great Creator.

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    1. I want to grow sunflowers again next year.

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  8. I love sunflowers :) They are so pretty and colourful!

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    1. Now they are one of my favorite flowers.
      Thanks for commenting.

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  9. Some good information. I never thought about the symmetry of sunflowers. I just knew
    the large one contained a lot of seeds for the birds. Most years I've planted the very
    large sunflowers too but I've stopped because digging out the stalk and roots is like
    digging up a tree. Some of the smaller ones volunteered to come up again this year.
    They are a beautiful flower. I thought all sunflowers turned with the sun. Guess not.

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    1. I thought they turned with the sun too. Maybe the angle of the sunlight and the shadow of my trees has something to do with it.

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