A UNIQUE SUNFLOWER TO BRIGHTEN YOUR WEEKEND!

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Greetings this fine weekend! I trust everyone is doing well and enjoying themselves. I have plans to can more from my garden and orchard. August is a busy month to put away as much produce as I am able. I much prefer the flavor of home canning than what I would have to purchase in the store. I picked all the fruit from my first plum tree yesterday, and they are so ripe I will need to can today. Then I have beans and peas ready to pick again.


I have mentioned in previous posts and in Private Messages about my oldest dog (Luci). She stopped eating and from what I could tell even drinking water, last weekend. She passed away on Thursday the 8th. I am relieved because she was miserable in her last days.

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Before I speak of my photographs I wanted to share with you a photography contest initiated by @zuku of neoxian-city, called "Neoxian City Photo Challenge!". It is open to all stemians. For more detailed information check it out at:

https://steemit.com/neoxianphotochallenge/@zaku/neoxian-city-photo-challenge

In the above post you will also find a link to their Discord Server. Their Discord Server can be very active. Some members have been there for sometime and know each other. Do not let that deter you form joining. I have watched some new people adapt quite well to the group. Be sure and read their rules within the Welcome channel.

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Now for my photographs. The above photograph is a sunflower from my patch. I bought a number a of varieties of sunflowers seeds this year (mice got into my stored seeds that I had collected). I have two rows approximately 10 meters long. Most are the type used for bouquets. Everyday I am finding new ones opening. I love all of different color variation but the above variety is one of my favorite. I have some new ones that I had never planted before coming so hope to have many more to share.

I have had a couple of me mentioned how they liked white roses. I was able to find one to share with you today:

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This time of the year it is forest fire season...terrible name but it is the way of things. We do not have fires close by, yet the smoke does move in the area. I was able to capture a photo of the sun in the late afternoon of smokey skies and thought I would share it:

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Last year I shared a photograph of a bridge in the Japanese Gardens at Manito Park. I took more photos this year of the same bridge to share:

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Now to move to my last two flower photos for this post. These are quite colorful. I do not know the names of them, but really like them. I usually try to decide on what order to place my photographs in but found these tied. I like something unique for the final photo, but could not decide which should close out the photography portion of my post. They are both quite beautiful.

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As always I hope you find at least one thing in my post that you enjoy. Some tell me that all the photos are great, and I appreciate that feedback. I also know some have their favorites. I trust you will have a great rest of your weekend.

I am using a Canon EOS Rebel T5 for all of these photographs, except where noted.
NAMASTE

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Wonderful photos grandpa! Sunflower is always my favorite.

Thank you hon.

Very well then...good photography as always, the sunset, flowers, the bridge...good good.
Thanks for sharing sir

Thank you very much.

Have a great weekend

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I am so sorry about your dog @r2cornell it really affects us when our pets just passes away :( especially dogs which are loyal to humans.

Anyway I love your photography, they truly are eye candies like the different colors of the flowers which attracts us to them :)

Best regards to your health Sir and the things that you do in your daily activities :D

Thank you very much. I appreciate it! I trust all is going okay with you.

Wow...gorgeous flowers photo shots. I love these colors. It's creating awesome visualization.

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“A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that's like women too.”
― Miranda Kerr

Beautiful quote. Thank you for sharing

I say, this is a very beautiful and extraordinary post. I read everything carefully, sir. You are truly virtuous and humble, always helping us to succeed. I admire you! You are like our father.

Thank you for giving us beautiful flowers; also about contests, tags and bots. Many life lessons I can take from you, sir. Including your sincerity with Luci.

Always healthy, sir! 🙏

Thank you very much for your kind words.

I'm sorry about your Lucy ... although I understand that this is her deliverance.
It is very difficult to part with them, I had a dog and he lived to almost 17 years.
And to finish on a positive note :
you have very beautiful flowers!

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Hello dear Grandppa !
Really you are inspiring lots of people on steemit blockchain with your enthusiasm and support. That is why lots of people around you as a great community.
I am also one of your fan but I could not connect you more. Today I saw your sunflower post.
Actually Sunflower is cultivated in abundance in our village region.The height of the sunflower plant is above about 6 feet.Due to its specialty, I continue to wonder why all the flowers face towards the sun.I understand the scientific logic, but how nice it is when all the flowers seems delightly saluting to sun.
Wishing you a very happy day..
Your grandson.

Thank you very much. I appreciate your kind words.

Sunflowers are wonderful, and I love how they follow the sun. This year I have many colors and variations that I look forward to sharing.

Those are very beautiful shots. Thanks for sharing this with us and have a great day!

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Wow what a beautifull photo.i love this and i like all of your photo but this is really expectional

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You have a knack for photography, I think this is an impressive take. Keep shooting good photographs. Have a nice day!

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I do enjoy taking photographs

wow great photography sir

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Hello sir r2cornell, nice to meet you. I really like the sunset photo. wahhh it looks very beautiful.

Thank you. I am glad you like it.

Beautiful rose

Thank you

Awesome photography, really love all flowers

Thank you very much, and thank you for visiting my blog. Welcome!

Mind blowing photography, this last one is great

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Fantastic blog, thanks for sharing

Thank you very much, and thank you for visiting my blog. Welcome!

How sad the news of your dog :(
The sunflower is really beautiful, good choice for your main photo ... The rose looks very delicate and with the raindrops it is beautiful.
Good thing you can prepare home canning yourself. How do you do it?
I love the sun, it looks beautiful ... the fires are unfortunate, here the fire season is over, the worst is the smoke that causes many respiratory infections.
and The penultimate photograph I like very much!!

Thank you. I can fruit like my plums using a light "syrup" made with sugar and cold pack the jars adding the heated syrup. Then I hot water bath them. I did 20 jars today. I have a couple of pressure cookers for canning some vegetables like green beans and squash.

I am looking forward to more of my sunflowers to bloom. I took a couple of photos today. Some are hard to get to because they are so tall.

Wonderful picture of sunflower , so bright and colorful flower. Well, I am so sorry to hear about Luci, it must be hard for you to see her dead.. :( I always worry about my one and only dog and she is getting older... I am happy to see you clearly mentioned about using tribe tags , they are so important for everyone to know how to use proper tag... Thanks for sharing your beautiful photography and update of your life...

Stay blessed...

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Brighten up my day for sure so good to see some great natural shots i feel so positive after this :)

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Sorry to hear about Luci.
I will also participate in this challenge. I dont have a good camera, I think I must rent a good camera and take some shots.
Its once again wonderful photography grandpaa @r2cornell.

Thank you. It is good practice to participate in the photography challenge. Some great photos can be taken with most any camera. I am looking forward to see all the different photos.

Nice bridge built on the lake. Sunflower pretty brightness. Rose flower increasing beauty with water droplets. Other color variation delightful.

Thank you very much. I am happy you enjoyed.

Very beautiful naturalize macro photo collections. Smooky sky capture brilliant. Another flowers images mind blowing once.

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Es cierto, todas las fotos son geniales, porque donde esta la naturaleza presente no es tiempo perdido una toma fotográfica .Hermosas son esas flores, su colorido y su esplendor. También me encantó la foto del sol en tarde de cielo humeante ¡Que creación tan Bella! Le doy las gracias al Creador por tanta maravilla y a ti r2cornell por exponer, lo que evidencia tu aprecio por esa naturaleza, tan, pero tan hermosa. BENDICIONES.

Muchas gracias, y gracias por visitar mi blog. Bienvenidos! Me alegro de que hayas disfrutado de mis fotografías.

Very beautiful Dad!

Thank you my dear.

I always find your last pic as the most beautiful. But that does not mean that others are bad, they are all wonderful. I think you always have something best to end the chapter.

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I like the last photo to leave a lasting impression...

Fantastic photograph

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Hey. You, as always, have wonderful photos. I already started digging potatoes. Because it rained in Latvia. It is true that this year we have a small crop, because there were frosts in the month of June. I wish you a good evening or already night.

I planted my potatoes late and they do not look as good as usual. The plants are still green. Normally I getting ready to dig them by now. One year I had 2 frosts on my potatoes and they kept coming back then I had a freeze in June. First time ever had potatoes not come back.

My peas and green beans were also planted late but I am getting a nice crop of them. We had a cold Spring and Early summer.

beautiful flower
you always take beautiful pictures

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Beautiful flowers. Especially a rose

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@r2cornell is this a sunflower dear , it's looking very beautiful. I love the colour shades

Yes it is a sunflower. I will have more unique sunflowers in future posts.

Thank you

I am looking another amazing works!😱

I have fallen in love with the number of three 😍 this was very amazing photography.

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I have never seen such a lovely flower in my life.

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Its a classic sun flower. Sir, how to add water mark in photograph, can you recommend me some resources, I want to learn that.

Someone made me the one I am using. I saw that another user just made themselves one. I will give him your user name and maybe he can be of assistance.

Sunflower is looking like a sun. Awesome pics taken . Namaste

Thank you very much

That is great travel experience sir . very beautiful photography and great shoots.
Really look moonphotography

It does look like the moon, but with the smokey skies it really changes the sun.

Wow these flower pictures are really amazing especially I love to see cover picture the sun flower. That's a perfect shot thanks for sharing these pictures.

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Beautiful flowers, specially sunflower . Bridge pic is also good.

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Great to see a sun flower to start with. Just like we start our day with sunrise, so as a sunflower in a flower blog. It is also good to see the city is hosting a photography contest.

Thank you...steem on and stay blissful...

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First of all, sorry about Luci. It's hard to say good bye to those little friends, but it's good to have their misery ended.
Beautiful pictures, as always. Missed the deers this time :)
I loved the sunset caught on the pine tree. Perfect shot

Thank you very much. I appreciate it! There will be more deer in future posts. I need to take a hike into woods and collect flash cards.

Hi @r2cornell sir

Sun flower is amazingly beautiful however all photos are superb but this one is a bit more beautiful.

Hope you're having a good time in the weekend. Take care. Thanks

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It is always nice to have more than one beautiful photograph to share.

Greetings sir @r2cornell. Really amazing sunflower. But sad to know about Luci. Sometimes our pet is the best friend. I also lost a cute cat almost a year ago. Still I remember him. Anyway...have a nice day sir, God bless you.

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I hate to say it but I have a small graveyard on my property for pets that have passed. I buried Luci next to a cat she used to like to chase...;0)

Wonderful photo, I love this rose, because this is outstanding

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Glad you enjoyed the rose.

What a beautiful flower. Really unique flower.

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Beautiful flower photos as always Cornell but I am so sorry to hear about Luci :( May she rest in peace.

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Amazing capture of sunflower . Nice photography . Namaste

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Wao what a great and impressive photography. sunflower is my favourite. Flowers gives many positive effects on your body. You are best photographer. I m always enjoying your photography.@r2cornell.

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@r2cornell, Without any doubt this Sunflower 🌻 have all the brightness of Positivity. Stay blessed.

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Welcome and thank you.

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Great photography my dear friend @r2cornell

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I loved reading your publication, @r2cornell. Knowing that you will eat the fruit of the plant you have harvested and cared for is wonderful, although also knowing that one of your pets died is sad; but well, as you say already rested.

The photographs of your flowers are beautiful, I love to admire the flowers, they seem like real gifts from God.

Happy weekend :)

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What would a world be without flowers? I cannot even begin to imagine.

I canned 20 jars of Plums yesterday.

Delightful, I love plums, @r2cornell. Congratulations, now to enjoy such a good harvest. Greetings.

Amazing Sunset Picture, I like this picture very much

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Flowers can make A Refreshing moment.
when someone need some love,, i recommend , you can gift her some flower. 😍😍

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Sorry to hear about your dog. Nice flowers!

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Its very beautiful sun flower. I snap it perfectly, Sir.

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Wonderful photography, Sir. Beautiful flowers, sunset and bridge everything makes it parfect.

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Superb and beautiful photographs. Its a weekend dose of fabulous nature photos that you share with us. Thanks sir for sharing. Happy weekend.

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Such a wonderful photos

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Great shoot

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Wowwwww such a beautiful photography and wonderfull flowers ❤

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Wow this is very very beautiful photography . wonderful work sir. it is valuable post .
Thanks @r2cornell
Have a nice day
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Beautiful flower. Its my favorite flower.

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your flower is wonderfull, but sunflower always my favorit

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