Monday, June 11, 2012

Sunflowers and a Thank You


These are some of my sunflowers from the front yard. The horrid offenders my neighbor hates. But rather than have her scoff and them leaning over the fence, I cut a bunch of them to enjoyed by us. I think they are my favorite summer cut flower.

In the morning with the sun shining brightly.


In the afternoon. What could be prettier. Some of the already developed seed heads went to the chickens.

Thank you all so much for taking the time to join the party yesterday. It meant so much to see so many of my friends join and to meet some new ones. Thank you so very much!! Also the party is still open here if you'd like to join in. I will do the drawing at the end of the week.

Linking:
Heart and Home
BNOTP
Making the World Cuter
Coastal Charm
TableTop Tuesday
Cozy Home Scenes
Wow Us Wed.

31 comments:

Bonnie said...

I, too, think sunflowers are a wonderful summer flower. I am so sorry you neighbor is so offended by them. Bonnie

laurie said...

your sun flowers are lovely, I'm sure the chickens will love those beauties, when I linked you yesterday I mentioned the "girls" , I smile everytime I think of your citified chickens, I wish my mum was here to see this, she would have loved your love of chickens.Your link party was a success and so much fun, have a wonderful day!!!

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

I love sunflowers...I have a Pinterest file just of them...they are just happy!!

Olive Cooper said...

Oh the horror of such beauty....

Cranberry Morning said...

They are beautiful! Why does your neighbor not like them - because they may attract beautiful birds to her yard?? Oh well. Glad you cut them to enjoy. And yes, they are SO cheering!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Sunflowers are the giddy joyous child of the gardens...they bring such love to our hearts...maybe her heart is hard, lol.

I love them so much they are scattered everywhere around here. And the little black oil sunflowers from the birds are growing in the grass, and the gravel paths, and the back yard...and the.....

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sunflowers are so happy! I can't imagine anyone not liking them! So glad your party went so well. I will go back and visit some more linkups today! Hugs, Linda

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Congratulation Elaine. That was one hum dinger of a party...but I knew it would be. Enjoy the day, Patty

Cheapchick said...

Those are beautiful. I think I am going to buy some seeds to plant in my new yard. Great Linky Party By The Way! Your blog is fabulous and I knew immediately you would be successful, especially since you can post just about anything to your linky party! I will be a regular joiner.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

...horrid offenders! ha ha ha !
As to going to the chickens; true story.
I planted a long row of these beauties; and when they started coming up, my chickens ate them. Didn't they know I was growing them a much tastier snack? Guess not. I have two plants left that will hopefully bloom soon. I'll give them the seeds then!

enjoyed your party, met some new blog faces!
Pat

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Love your sunflowers! Too bad your neighbor is so grumpy! Enjoy your day!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love sunflowers, they are such a happy flower. Hugs, Marty

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, no -- neighbors can be a challenge. LOVE sunflowers - they always have a cheerful face :)

Blessings!
Gail

Kit said...

I can't believe that someone would hate to have sunflowers saying Hello to them each day! They are so pretty and I just love them. I always plant a little patch to enjoy by my garden shed. :) Kit

Kerin said...

What a lovely thing to see first thing on a Monday morning.... cheerful, happy sunflowers!
Thanks for sharing!!

Hope it's a great one for you!!

Smiles :)
Kerin

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I personally don't understand how anyone could NOT like sunflowers! They're so friendly and cheerful.

Sweet Tea said...

You too? I LOVE sunflowers and your bouquet is BEAUTIFUL!! I have fake sunflowers throughout my house and large framed picture of them as well. I think they scream "Summer", and what's not to like about that??

NanaDiana said...

LOVE your sunflowers but don't care for your neighbors at all!;>)

One day I will join some of these linky parties. Blessings- xo Diana

Farm Road Ramblings said...

Thanks so much for the Link Party Elaine! I've met some lovely new friends.

Linda W. said...

I love sunflowers. I can't believe there are people who don't. Thanks for hosting yesterday's link party, it was lots of fun.

Trish said...

I absolutely love sunflowers!!
They make me smile and feel good.
I can't understand how anyone could call them horrid!
Thanks for hosting such a wonderful party, Elaine :-)
And thanks for linking up too!
Have a very blessed day, my friend.
love..Trish

Linda said...

I love sunflowers...i can't believe you already have blooms...I keep waiting for ours to bloom! I put the seed pods out for the scrub jays...they love them!

jeanetteann said...

Oh I so love sunny sunflowers,can't get enough of them. How on earth your neighbour can't stand them is incredible. Oh well at least you get to enjoy them inside. :)

Leslie said...

Beautiful sunflowers. The party was fun... its nice to meet so many new blog friends.

Barb said...

Hi Elaine,
Your vase of sunflowers are happy and cheerful.
Have a good week
Barb from Australia

bj said...

Meee, too...love sunflowers.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Too bad for your neighbor :( :( :( I think your sunflowers are really pretty and cheerful :) :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

What pretty flowers Elaine! I love the sunny colors of sunflowers and always smile when I see them because they remind me of our neighbor. Not too long after we moved here, we began seeing sunflowers pop up all over our yard. We knew we didn't plant them and wondered where they came from. Finally my neighbor proudly admitted she sprinkled seeds all over the community because she liked sunflowers and wanted to see them on her daily walks.

Not only did she go to our house, but many people in the subdivision got a surprise that year. Even though my neighbor has since moved, each time I see sunflowers, I think of that story and smile.

Thanks for joining Your Cozy Home Party this week.

GardenofDaisies said...

Beautiful! These are one of my favorite flowers!

allisamazing said...

Your sunflowers are beautiful!

CAS said...

I just love sunflowers! They look so happy & just make you smile. I can't believe your neighbor doesn't like them.....it's her loss!
CAS

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