Thursday, 25 August 2011

In search of Sunflowers

The field at the back of us was harvested of its crop of wheat some weeks back. Since then it has produced all manner of grasses, flowers and herbs including the odd stray sunflower or two....
Elizabeth has had her eyes on these for some days now and it was only a matter of time before she took the secateurs into her own hands....



A few minutes later and she had a respectable vase full of the beauties.. so it was time to make the trek back across the field, home..
 
 
But this is not the end of the raid!! whilst in the field she also spotted something else and proceeded back with a spade!!
These little beauties are now in our border at the rear of the house!!

Lucky she went when she did, really, because this was the same field the very next day...
So it just goes to show: a flower or two in the hand is worth a field full under the plough!!!

4 comments:

Craig said...

Lovely sunflowers. Well saved! Are those pansies? They're gorgeous... I wonder why they are blooming in your hot summer weather?!

Colin and Elizabeth said...

That was quick, Craig!! Yes, I think they are called Field Pansies...

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

So glad you got in there while you could. I keep looking at the sunflowers in my garden, but I have decided that they will last longer there that in the house. Love the pansies. Have a good day Diane

Susan said...

I'm pleased to say that Queen of Spain Fritillary butterflies lay eggs on the ones in our potager, so keep an eye on them for 'baby butterflies' - lots of photo opps if you are breeding your own :-)