Tag Archives: Sunflower

CMMC July Color: Brown

My first thought for this week’s Midweek Madness Challenge: “Brown? Seriously? I can’t imagine I have any pictures of things that are brown.”

But, of course, cattails are brown.

Sunflowers and yellow cone flowers have brown centers.

As summer turns toward autumn, pine cones and leaves turn brown.

Another thought: “Like green, there are shades of brown.” Keeping an open mind, I started scrolling through photos on my computer. And found more pictures than I could have imagined!

Chickens Checking Out the Humans on the Patio. April 2021.
Prairie Girl Picture Made of Corn Cobs. Corn Palace, Mitchell, South Dakota. May 2021.
Siding of Permanent Bird Blind. Montana. May 2021.
Trail Sign. Badlands National Park, South Dakota. May 2021.

Thanks for the challenge, Cee!

FOTD – Brown (or red?) Sunflower

Sunflower. Photo: TLClark, 7/272020.

Much to my surprise the flash went off when I took this picture and I figured it would be a throw-away. But I rather like it just the way it came out – no editing!

Is it brown or deep red? Is it a Velvet Queen variety or a Moulin Rouge? Or something else? How long have brownish sunflowers been a thing?

Posted in response to Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) photo challenge.

FOTD: Flowers at Iowa State Fair

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Sunflower, Discovery Garden, Iowa State Fair.  Photo: TLClark, 8/13/19.

A week ago I shared photos of zinnias in the Discovery Garden at the Iowa State Fair. Here are a few more flowers taken the same morning. Hope they brighten your day!

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Helenium, Discovery Garden, Iowa State Fair.  Photo: TLClark, 8/13/19.

The Discovery Garden has signs identifying most of the flowers. Couldn’t miss this one!

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Disco Belle Hibiscus, Discovery Garden, Iowa State Fair.  Photo: TLClark, 8/13/19.

Another fair goer gushed about how easy the hearty hibiscus is to grow – even for someone like her who does not have a green thumb.

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Hearty Hibiscus, Discovery Garden, Iowa State Fair.  Photo: TLClark, 8/13/19.

There a small water garden complete with water lilies, cattails, and goldfish tucked into a corner of the Discovery Garden.

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Water Garden, Discovery Garden, Iowa State Fair.  Photo: TLClark, 8/13/19.

Thanks, Cee, for the Flower of the Day photo challenge!