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I’ve been slacking on the posting. Here’s a picture of my sunflowers taken by Tammy from the other side of the fence:

It looks like they are waving hello.






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    TenguPhule says:

    It looks like they are waving hello.

    “GREETINGS EARTH CREATURE. HAVE YOU SEEN OUR BOOK ‘TO SERVE MAN’?”

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    rikyrah says:

    Your flowers are beautiful😍😍

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: I got a bee in some flower I don’t know the name of in the Sydney Botanic Garden a few years ago (also showing the problem with depth of field at f2.5 – that’s where your fisheye helps.)

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    John, I’m roughing out the bowl of the spoon. Do you want a flat bowl, or a deeper one?

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    Ohio Mom says:

    @A Ghost To Most: How’s the finger you sawed through doing?

    Yesterday I saw a monarch fly by, migrating south. Autumn is on its way. Summer is never long enough for me.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: 🎶 Buzzing in a sunflower, caught in the camera eye, I have no heart to lie, I can’t pretend that that is not a fisheye lens🎶

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @Ohio Mom: @A Ghost To Most: Did the spoon’s creation also see some sweat and tears?

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    @Gin & Tonic: The fisheye also got the dam in back as a nice background(that’s the Supulveda Dam for SoCal locals).

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    Origuy says:

    I was driving through Yolo County, west of Sacramento, a few weeks ago. I passed fields of sunflowers which were about waist high at the most. Turns out Yolo is one of the biggest producers of sunflower seeds in the world. The short ones are female flowers. They grow a few rows of males, which are taller, but cut them down before harvest.

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    Capri says:

    John, I was in your neck of the woods last week. Was visiting my daughter in Portsmouth Ohio and we went to WV for dinner. Beautiful country.

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    John Cole says:

    @A Ghost To Most: This is for stirring so flatter is probably better!

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    catclub says:

    @Ohio Mom:

    Yesterday I saw a monarch fly by

    I’ve seen a horse fly and I’ve seen a house fly, but I’ve never seen an elephant fly!

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @Ohio Mom:
    It looks good. It was not deep. I have put down the tree saw, and picked up my Japanese hand saws. They are amazing tools, but also unforgiving.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @John Cole: Roger that.

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    tomtofa says:

    @A Ghost To Most: Unforgiving in what ways? I like them much more than western saws, but I know little about either from any advanced perspective.

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    Capri says:

    @John Cole: Went to the Art Museum then the Cellar Door to eat. Not bad but probably could have used a local’s recommendation.

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    John Cole says:

    @Capri: New Martinsville?

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Capri:

    I’ve mentioned before that I read a book written in the 1840s by Frances Trollope called “Domestic Manners of the Americans” that is extremely critical of Americans and really funny.

    During her travels around America, she says that the most beautiful place she had ever seen was Wheeling, which was then part of Virginia. It was kind of startling to see a familiar city pop up in a book that is that old.

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    low-tech cyclist says:

    John: if those sunflowers start saying, “FEED ME,” either get out the chainsaw, or run for the hills!

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    Mary Ellen Sandahl says:

    @low-tech cyclist: Or if they start loudly rattling their stems.( h/t John Wyndham)

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