Remember my sunflowers that are getting ready to bloom? 

I just came in from checking on them and thought this would be the perfect follow-up for the post on paying attention to time and fleeting moments. 

Cameras are the most amazing things! Since they have the ability to nearly stop time in its tracks, I took my camera with me to the garden to have a look. 

My, I got lucky! The sunset was kind enough to raise the curtain high tonight! It delivered the perfect back drop to catch those emerging petals in this moment. 

What a gift! 

Just look at these beauties that are not quite ready to bloom yet, but almost. 

22 thoughts on “Almost

    • Jessica August 13, 2016 / 6:51 am

      Thank you so much! They are quite an amazing plant! :) These are so tall. They tower me by several feet. It was really fun to photograph them.

  1. Bun Karyudo August 13, 2016 / 7:06 am

    They photos look nice, especially the first one. It looks almost like a painting. :)

    • Jessica August 13, 2016 / 7:49 am

      Wow! Now that’s quite a compliment! Thank you so much! No one has ever mentioned my photos and painting in the same sentence! That made me smile big! :)

  2. Dee Gilbert August 13, 2016 / 8:16 am

    Beautiful! Great capture of nature’s beauty.

    • Jessica August 13, 2016 / 8:45 am

      Thanks so much! I appreciate that!

  3. thejuicenut August 13, 2016 / 9:13 am

    My thoughts exactly, more like a painting than a photo, I had to read your words again to make sure. Beautiful. They are stunning, showy flowers. We used to have growing competitions but our children got fed up being beaten every year! We had certificates and prizes lol!

    • Jessica August 13, 2016 / 10:03 am

      Oh my gosh, really?? You just made my day!

      I bet growing competitions were fun! Maybe we’ll try that next time. I’m all for certificates and prizes. Bet my Little Bit would love it! :)

  4. Annika Perry August 13, 2016 / 9:50 am

    Some of these don’t even look real! Amazing photos, Jessica – well done and thank you for sharing this visual delight.

    • Jessica August 13, 2016 / 9:59 am

      Annika!!!! So glad to “see” you today! How are you? Not in the states yet I’m guessing.

      Thank you for the amazing feedback! You would’ve gotten a kick out me taking those pictures!

      About a half hour before, a storm came and we had a huge downpour, which prompted that pretty sky.

      Needless to say, the garden was a muddy mess. My dog and cat were quite amused, I’m sure, watching me trying to stay upright on a step stool and not to sink into the mud!

      The flowers are a few feet above me, so step stool was a must! :)

      • Annika Perry August 13, 2016 / 10:07 am

        No, off in one week exactly!!! I’m laughing at your ungainly photograph position and just happy you didn’t topple off the step stool in that soft mud! My son always laughs at me when taking certain photos as I supposedly adopt ‘my photographer’s stance’!

        • Jessica August 13, 2016 / 10:11 am

          Oh I love that! You even have a name for yours!

          Only a week! I’m excited for you! Florida is beautiful!

  5. sandyjwhite August 13, 2016 / 10:55 am

    Great shots! Your sunflowers are coming right along. The petals are tucked in so tight, it’s almost like they are in a group hug.

    • Jessica August 13, 2016 / 11:05 am

      Love that! Group hug!

  6. Rosalina August 14, 2016 / 6:37 am

    what great photos, love your blog….

    • Jessica August 14, 2016 / 6:47 am

      Thank you so much! How kind of you to say. Welcome! :)

    • Jessica August 14, 2016 / 9:59 am

      Oh yes, indeed. Thank you! :)

    • Jessica September 13, 2016 / 4:03 am

      Thank you, my friend. I photographed those poor sunflowers so much I figured they were going to put their leaves up and tell me to go away! Ha ha! 🌻🌻🌻

      • Gameplan Happily Ever After September 13, 2016 / 11:07 pm

        Hahahah :D That cracked me up. Or maybe they loved posing for you and getting all the limelight ;)

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