Another reason I love Fall is that though my husband and I met in late Summer (on a blind date arranged by my roommate), our true courtship began in early Fall. We fell in love during the Fall of that year. Yes, we fell hopelessly and head-over-hills in love while Fall was putting on her show. I think it may have started when he took me to the county fair on a wonderfully crisp and cool evening. He showed off by playing every game and he must have spent his whole week's pay. He won so many prizes for me that we could hardly carry them out of there. They were really wonderful things that we don't see at most fairs and carnivals these days. I'll never forget the big black and white Panda that I am sorry to say I do not have today. It was such a perfectly sweet and wonderful date!
The first day of Fall, which was the day before yesterday, I fell again!
Still, I enjoyed the first day of the season right up until I fell. Early in the day, I had been out back taking pictures of these Sunflowers, which I had about given up on once or twice after I planted them. These were welcome late bloomers, for sure, and have brightened up our yard.
|Bee on Sunflower in My Garden|
|Sunflowers in Our Backyard|
|Sunflowers in Our Back Yard|
|More Sunflowers in Our Flower Bed|
|Photo at Sunflower Fields at Biltmore Estate's Antler Hill Village|
|Our Garden of Sunflowers|
The flowers in this picture are a smaller variety as well and the petals are yet a different shape:
|A Smaller Variety of Sunflower in Our Garden|
I think they are all simply marvelous and showy. Enjoy some more pictures! Notice the yellow moth on the yellow flowers. Smart to camouflage itself on this bright yellow flower!
|Yellow Moth on Yellow Sunflower|
|Sun Beginning to Set Behind this Sunflower|
It will be sad when they fade away but I am hoping to get a crop or two from the seeds I hope they will leave me with. We'll find out next year, won't we?
I hope you enjoyed my little peek into my sunflower beds and I thank you for stopping by to see what is going on here at Mimi's house as I am trying to be patient and stay off my broken foot! I am finding that more difficult than it sounds!