The Sunflower’s Babies

Earlier this week we were in the back yard and Little Bit asked me if I could water the sunflowers. 

I turned around to see that their beautiful blooms were hanging heavy, looking towards the ground. 

Seems that their days of posing for pictures have been replaced by the need to work to produce seeds. 

I’ve been keeping an eye on them and watching them change. The petals are drying up some and falling to the grass leaving a small bit of yellow. 

I love how nature knows it’s job and just gets it done. 

A few minutes ago, I walked out there and got the biggest surprise! 

In the crooks of the stems, where the leaves grow, the sweetest little flowers are blooming! 

The sunflower’s babies. 




74 thoughts on “The Sunflower’s Babies

  1. Bun Karyudo August 27, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    Little flowers? That’s a nice surprise!

    • Jessica August 27, 2016 / 10:42 pm

      I know! I thought the blooming season was over. Then, surprise! :)

    • Jessica August 27, 2016 / 10:43 pm

      I bet you see many sweet ones at your rabbit patch. :)

    • Jessica August 27, 2016 / 10:45 pm

      Isn’t that crazy how they came up there? Pretty neat. There’s several on each plant, so hopefully we’ll have more flower babies to see!! :)

  2. restlessjo August 28, 2016 / 1:59 am

    Nature is totally incredible when you think about it. Over and over it produces the miracle of an enormous variety of plants and animals! (us included, though I sometimes have my doubts! :( ) Thanks for a lovely share, Jess. Happy weekend! :)

    • Jessica August 28, 2016 / 8:14 am

      I love what you said! Miracles abound!! :) Thanks for your lovely comments!

  3. watchingthedaisies August 28, 2016 / 4:26 am

    Next you can share the seeds with the Earth, the birds… Another great post.

    • Jessica August 28, 2016 / 8:19 am

      Hi. Thank you. I’m interested to see them turn completely to seed. The outer edges are starting. I can’t wait til the birds have a feast!! Our winter feeders are near the garden, too. :)

  4. Debra Farmer August 28, 2016 / 8:27 am

    Love nature and how she is always renewing. We need to get back to a more natural way of thinking. There will be some happy well fed birds this winter!!
    Love the photos!

    • Jessica August 28, 2016 / 8:34 am

      I love your word “renewing”. That’s a great way to see it! We always have tons of birds in winter. Won’t they be surprised to see those extra seeds?!

      • Debra Farmer August 28, 2016 / 10:15 am

        They will love your seeds. Are you just going to leave them on the stalks or will you hand them up to dry out! I always opt for the “natural” way. Less work for meπŸ˜ƒ.

        • Jessica August 28, 2016 / 1:09 pm

          It IS a lot of work to get them out! We tried that one year. Maybe we’ll just let nature run its course this time. :) Unless we get antsy. Ha!

  5. anotherday2paradise August 28, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Very cute babies, Jessica. Glad you spotted them hiding there. :)

    • Jessica August 28, 2016 / 12:17 pm

      Thanks, Sylvia. Another bloomed this morning. :)

    • Jessica August 28, 2016 / 1:28 pm

      I just went out there. There’s 14 new buds on!

        • Jessica August 28, 2016 / 1:30 pm

          Ha ha!! Good point! :)

        • Jessica August 28, 2016 / 1:30 pm

          How are you doing? How’s your mom and dad?

        • Jessica August 28, 2016 / 1:32 pm

          Sorry I haven’t shared your sailboat post yet. Got some serious writer’s block going on lately. Must be my time for learnin’, instead of talking! Ha!

          • Jessica August 28, 2016 / 1:33 pm

            Oh good. Hope it passes… :)

          • Jessica August 28, 2016 / 1:49 pm

            Oh my gosh. You have no idea how fitting that is! There’s a pressure system over us which is giving me a nice headache, and the clouds are built up and it lightning and thunders, but NO RAIN. I really wish it would rain.

          • Weird Guy With The Dog August 28, 2016 / 2:04 pm

            Stay in where its safe and read my latest to the little one….it will be a hit!

          • Jessica August 28, 2016 / 2:08 pm

            Ok! :)

          • Jessica August 28, 2016 / 2:19 pm

            Oh man, what an awesome post!! Bravo!!

  6. Annika Perry August 28, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    I’ve never seen that, Jessica! That is one amazing sunflower you have there! Lovely photos and this is a series of posts I won’t forget! πŸ˜€

    • Jessica August 28, 2016 / 5:57 pm

      Aw!! You’re very sweet!! I didn’t know they did that either. Pretty neat.

      Are you home from sunny Florida?

      • Annika Perry August 29, 2016 / 8:54 am

        Trying to get rid of me!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ only kidding! No, a week left, yeah! Taking a break from the heat in the cooling air con.

        • Jessica August 29, 2016 / 9:14 am

          Actually, I’d rather keep ya. :) So glad you have another week!

    • Jessica August 28, 2016 / 8:31 pm

      They are so cute. Small. :) Thanks for reading! :)

  7. Miriam August 29, 2016 / 12:27 am

    What a beautiful set of photos Jess. Mother Nature’s bounty has been working overtime, so much hope in renewal and growth. xo

    • Jessica August 29, 2016 / 4:13 am

      Hi Miri. Thank you so much. Those flowers sure are a joy to watch. Just to think all of these photos and fun came from planting a handful of seeds. :)

      • Miriam August 29, 2016 / 5:09 am

        How wonderful. The beauty and magic of life! Love it. xo :)

        • Jessica August 29, 2016 / 8:18 am

          How are you doing?

          • Miriam August 29, 2016 / 8:31 am

            I’m okay. In bed now, close to midnight and just about to sign off. How nice to say good night to you Jess.

          • Jessica August 29, 2016 / 9:13 am

            Aw! Sweetest of dreams! :)

          • Miriam August 29, 2016 / 4:21 pm

            A dreamless sleep last night … as far as I can remember anyway! :) Hugs to you. xo

          • Jessica August 29, 2016 / 4:32 pm

            Oh, but you got some sleep???? That is good!!

          • Miriam August 29, 2016 / 5:19 pm

            I did indeed … and now a new day beckons.

    • Jessica August 29, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      That’s a great question! Last time I tried it, they would not come loose. It was really hard. I just read that the flowers have to be completely dried out and not have any moisture once the drying process begins.

      Supposedly, once they are dry, the heads can either be rubbed with a stiff brush, or 2 can be rubbed together to loosen the seeds. I hope to do some more reading on it. :)

      • daytodayphotography August 29, 2016 / 5:03 pm

        Hmmm that doesn’t sound too hard but of course when you try it it’s probably the hardest thing hahahaha The online DIYs make it look so easy.

        • Jessica August 29, 2016 / 7:04 pm

          It does sound easy. I definitely didn’t do something right last time. Ha. Mostly what I remember was that they were stuck and pointy. Thanks for your comment. Made me laugh! :)

          • daytodayphotography August 29, 2016 / 7:38 pm

            Hahaha oh gosh that’s unfortunate. Well best of luck this time!!! Do you mind checking my blog out? Any advice would be much appreciated :)

          • Jessica August 29, 2016 / 7:39 pm

            Sure! I’d love to! I bet it’s great! :)

          • Jessica August 29, 2016 / 7:49 pm

            Those are some great photos! :)

          • Jessica August 30, 2016 / 6:16 am

            Love the beach ones, too. :) Looks like a neat place. Really like the railroad tracks and the structures with graffiti. And, the one with the sunglasses was funny. Is that a black lab? We have one- he’s 14. :)

          • daytodayphotography August 30, 2016 / 12:03 pm

            Hahah yeah I accidentally left my glasses and remembered last minute. I ran back and took a pic for the memory. Yeah that’s Louie. He’s hilarious

          • Jessica August 30, 2016 / 1:29 pm

            Animals are great! :)

  8. Bailey August 30, 2016 / 8:52 am

    This post makes me soooo happy

    • Jessica August 30, 2016 / 9:23 am

      Awww!! Thank you so much! Made me smile really big! :)

      • Bailey August 30, 2016 / 4:01 pm

        I’m glad xx you deserve it

  9. Eskie Antics August 30, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    So lovely! So glad to see the budding babies :)

    • Jessica August 30, 2016 / 9:17 pm

      Thanks went out tonight and a few more bloomed!

  10. poetsjasmineblog January 12, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    Beautiful beings. Thank you for the pics and congratulations! They look lovely and healthy. <3

    • Jessica January 14, 2017 / 10:15 am

      Thank you so much. I was thinking of those lovely flowers this week while the weatherman was calling for ice. The garden is wearing it’s winter coat now, but the memories remain in my mind. Thanks for your nice comment! :)

      • poetsjasmineblog January 14, 2017 / 10:25 am

        You are most welcome. You should also publish the winter blooms adorning a snowy cape.
        Can’t wait to read more. Best of luck. :) <3

        • Jessica January 14, 2017 / 5:45 pm

          That’s a great idea! Thank you!

          • poetsjasmineblog January 14, 2017 / 10:41 pm

            Mention not. :)

    • Jessica February 23, 2017 / 11:04 am

      Thank you for sharing! :)

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