Pictures of Sunflowers

orange sunflower abstract art poster
Abstract Sunflower Poster

It’s summer, and that means that sunflowers have grown up and bloomed to brighten the garden. The birds await the seeds to ripen, and soon the goldfinches will be pecking at the centers to have a meal. It’s a beautiful sight, bright yellow birds perched atop happy, yellow flowers.
To create the poster above, I used one of my own yellow sunflower photos. In the graphics program I created layers of the flower in shades of orange, yellow and red. When I put them all together, I gave the final image a painted look. The poster is available for purchase at my Zazzle store, DustyFarmPaper, and comes in sizes that range from small to huge (48×40 inches).

sunflower sky photography
Sunflower and Blue Sky by bluesnap @ Pixabay

Because of their amazing height, the sunflower is one of the easiest flowers to photograph. They tend to be eye-level or taller, which means a background of blue sky is easy to achieve. The bright yellow and blue make a pretty contrast, as in this photo by bluesnap. Click the image to use it yourself, for free, at Pixabay.

sunflower sunset landscape
Sunflower Sunset Landscape by BrinWeins @ Pixabay

Two photos were merged by this artist to create a sunflower landscape at sunset. I love the effects of shadows as the sun sets with an orange glow. This picture can also be found at Pixabay and the user lists links to the two photos she used to create this end product.

Sunflowers appear on just about any product you can want, and that includes Stationery and Paper Goods. They make beautiful bouquets for country brides, and work well as a cut flower centerpiece for a summer party.

These are only a few of the fabulous pictures of sunflowers out there. Maybe you have some of your own to share. Leave a comment so we can track down your blog and see what you have.

Pictures of Pansies

pictures of pansies white
White Pansies by kapa65 at Pixabay

One of the favorite cool weather flowers is the little pansy.  The pansy is hardy and easy to care for.  In spring they are in all the local stores and are sold like made.  Everyone is ready to brighten their lives with some color after a cold gray winter.  Pansies come in hanging baskets, urns, peat pots, and arrangements.  They are presented just about every way possible.

Many pansies are purple.  And many have purple petals mixed with other colors.  But these happy face flowers come in yellow, orange, white, lavender and red, and combinations of all those colors, as you can see by the pictures of pansies below.

yellow and purple pansy
Photo by ckindschuh at Pixabay

purple and orange pansies

pansy red pansies
Photo by bineshab at Pixabay
pale pink peach pansy
Pale Pink Pansy by Shirley at Pixabay
lavender blue violet pansy
Potted Purple Pansies by cocoparisienne at Pixabay
orange pansies pansy
Orange pansies by bykst at Pixabay
white purple pansy flower
White with Purple by wmope at Pixabay

All these pansy photos are free for use and can be found at the Pixabay site. Many thanks to the photographers for capturing the beauty and variety of these little flowers.