Monday, August 19, 2013

Sunflowers Galore!

First of all,  let me say a HUGE Thank You to so many, many of you who commented/emailed/contacted/text/messaged after my blog post last Friday.  Blogging and Facebook friends are INCREDIBLE... You all gave me so much HOPE... Thanks so very much!

Today I'll post another favorite time we had on my Birthday Trip this year.  On August 6, 2013---we stopped at a favorite place of ours,  the Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville,  North Carolina.  One of my posts last week (click HERE) talked about the beautiful Italian Garden (where we showed photos of the waterlilies and lily pads).  Today---I will share another favorite part of that particular visit to Biltmore,  and that is of their beautiful SUNFLOWERS.

I love all kinds of flowers --but in August,  the Sunflower fields at Biltmore are FABULOUS...  Hope these photos will make you smile today!  Just sit back,  get a cup of coffee or tea, and relax while you see the photos.

Bet sure to click on the photos for enlargements...  The photo above is a favorite of mine --and one that you already saw if you checked out THIS blog post.... BUT--it just tells the true way I feel about being 'in' the sunflowers...








George has to take off all of the 'gear' in order to set up the tripod to take our photo together.








So many Sunflowers ---and so much fun!!!!!!




The Bees love the Sunflowers!!!!!  (Glad they didn't 'love' us!!)









"Okay, Dear... Stand Still --so that I can get this set up right!!!"









Not only do the Bees love the Sunflowers --but the Butterflies love them also!




"Is this where you want me, Honey?"









Here is a far-away look at more of the Sunflowers... They go and go and go!!!! SO MANY of them!!!




Here is our photo together using the tripod....




Finally,  here is a cute picture of my Sweetheart in the Sunflowers!!!!!

Hope our photos made you smile today.. Sunflowers are such gorgeous flowers... If you are ever at Biltmore the first week of August,  be sure and check out the Sunflowers...

Thanks again for your wonderful thoughts on my Friday's post...  I love you all!!!!

Hugs,

63 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

The sunflowers are gorgeous as is you picture together. I planted Sunflowers in 5 different places this year. All around Bob's house. Some are the yellow ones but a lot are Fall colors. reddish brown, bronze and gold and burgandy and one is purplish.
Your pics are great. MB

Ms. A said...

So many sunflowers and the two of you look great right in the big middle of them!

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, these sunflowers make me smile. They are so bright and cheery, I love them. Beautiful photos. Have a happy day!

Ann said...

I have never seen so many sunflowers in one place. That is awesome. They did make me smile this morning.

Jeevan said...

Gorgeous filed of sunflowers... Lovely clicks! You both make a beautiful presence amid them. Keep smiling :)

Terri said...

I love sunflowers!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Those sunflowers are GREAT! I think you look like a lovely sunflower yourself. Happy and cheery. Your smiling face and positive attitude make others feel good.

When we lived in Spain we saw lots of fields of sunflowers too. They were always a joy to behold.

Have a wonderful week dear Betsy with George, whatever your plans are.

FlowerLady

Ramakant Pradhan said...

The sunflowers are beautiful. Love the first pic. You look fantastic in yellow posing among the sunflowers. The last pic with both George and you in the Sunflower patch is also gorgeous.

Tabor said...

Your smile is brighter than those sunflowers!!

Arkansas Patti said...

Ah, just think of all the birds that field will feed. I'll say it again, your smiling face in the field of sunflowers may be the best yet.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...by now, you KNOW how much you're loved by us all!! And the support you received shows you and your dear man just how much we DO care.

Love the sunflowers. And you two were even dressed in sunny yellow!!

linda m said...

The sunflowers do make me smile, they are so "sunny". Gorgeous pictures and you two look so happy. Your matching yellow shirts in the sunflower field made me smile also.

Nellie said...

What wonderful sunflowers! You and George look like you belong right there!

I missed Friday's blog post, so I'm going to see if I am able to bring it up.

Hugs,
Nellie

Glenda said...

I love the sunflowers, and that picture of you and George in the middle of the field is just perfect! Now, if Biltmore would just put you on the payroll for encouraging others to visit them, you'd be a wealthy woman! Oh, wait, you ARE a wealthy woman, in all the ways that matter! Have a glorious day! :-)

Linda said...

I've seen giant fields of sunflowers on our travels, but I had no idea the Biltmore had such a large field of them. They are a perky flower, aren't they? These are gorgeous photos.

MJ said...

you both looked adorable in the sunflowers. How wonderful. That photo of the two of you should be framed. It's just perfect! ♥

Liene said...

I didn't know Biltmore had sunflowers! I've only visited once and it probably wasn't the right time of year, but in central France where my family lived for a while, sunflower oil was one of the main crops. Tournesols they are called, literally turn to the sun! How I loved that time of year when the fields were all ablaze with yellow!

Sandra said...

these are my most favorite photos you have ever posted. i love sunflowers and these are amazing. and so is the fact your both in yellow shirts. super shots, all of these.

SmilingSally said...

Hi Betsy,

I have a granddaughter who adores sunflowers. I'm sure she'd love to be where you and George are in these pictures.

Marcia said...

Those are some lovely sunflowers. A neighbor down the road planted a lot of sunflowers. they were almost to bloom stage when the deer found them. Yesterday I saw he had one bloom. The rest had been eaten off.

Big Dude said...

We passed huge fields of sunflowers coming across SD on I-90 the other day.

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful sunflowers. Can't believe there are so many and y'll looked like a flower yourself. Have a great day.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a bright, sunny, golden day and such a happy looking place, Betsy! I love your captures for the day!! And you and George look SO HAPPY -- just as you should! And I am happy for you both! Hope you both have a great week!

Blackberry Lane said...

Sunflowers are such happy flowers and you and George sure look happy. Love the mountains in the distance, too. Thanks for sharing your awesome trip with us!

Terry and Linda said...

How lovely! Do they harvest the heads for oil, like they do here?

Linda
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Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful! I guess I am guilty of taking these flowers for granted.Farmers grow them as oil seed crops here and often we see fields and fields of them. Your pictures show just how beautiful they are. I may just have to find me a field of sunflowers and have a photo session.But not today,it is just TOO hot.

Chris Rohrer said...

I think those sunflowers do you well:) You look just like one of them with your sunny smile:) Beautiful fields and of course always a bonus when it's with someone you love. Sunflowers are beautiful....in Spanish they're called "Girasol" or that which turns around the sun:)

Sandra said...

Hi Betsy, thanks for your lovely comments! the sunflowers are beautiful, I am sat with a cup of tea and chilled out completely, I love that you and George wore yellow 't' shirts too! x

Ginny said...

Oh, now I see how you were in there. There are little paths in the sunflower field! Beautiful, gorgeous pictures! I cannot even pick a favorite today.

Happyone said...

Yes, your pictures did make me smile. : )
There is a place like this in MD too that I went with a friend last year. So much fun to walk around all those sunflowers!!

diane b said...

Such happy pretty photos. The sunflower fields are beautiful. I had a giggle about the first shot. The two sunflowers in front of you are strategically placed. You could be a calendar girl.

Fun60 said...

Sunflowers always make me smile. Thank you Betsy.

Miss Debbie said...

Lovely pictures! I love sunflowers...I know I would love visiting there!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Your beautiful pictures always make me smile. I love all the sunflowers. We have a hand full this year in the garden and the bees are crazy for them.

The Furry Gnome said...

Betsy, your photos did make me smile today!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh wow. They are amazing!

Kay said...

I love the field of sunflowers with you guys right there in the middle of them.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

With all the formal gardens, I didn't picture sunflowers at Biltmore. What beauties they are. Your sunshiny faces look just like the happy flowers.

carolina nana said...

Sunflowers are so great they do just make you smile. You all look great in the middle of the patch with your yellow shirts on !!!
Blessings
Marilyn

Lynda said...

The pics DID make me smile. I love sunflowers, too. My guess is you both purposely wore the YELLOW shirts so you would coordinate with the flowers. The photo of the two of you is another of my favorites - - in the top five or ten.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, Beautiful pictures of the Sunflower field. If we had stayed in Crossville at our little farm, we had thought of planting a crop of Sunflowers. Alas, we decided that Florida was the best choice so here we are! Have a wonderful Tuesday tomorrow!

Beth said...

Awesome, Betsy! I don't see how anyone could look at sun flowers and not smile! I love your t-shirts too---just right for those pics! :>)

Susannah said...

Hi Betsey, I just adore the picture of you and George! It is so good of both of you and the sunflowers just set it right off. You look so good in your yellow shirts in the sunflower field. Nothing makes me happier than a field of sunflowers...all those charming little faces. Thanks, Betsey, for showing us your photos. They are marvelous!

Susannah

Pat Tillett said...

Fantastic photos! I love sunflowers also. I just said at another blog that I always remember there being a lot of ants around and on sunflowers. Maybe it was just ours...

ladyfi said...

Those shots are amazing! You can't help smiling in a field of sunflowers...

MastHoliday said...

What the glorious shots of the sunflowers! always happy couple and lovely picture series..

Catherine said...

You are a rose amongst the sunflowers my friend! So cute!
xo Catherine

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I Love sunflowers...and a field of them is gorgeous. Nice for yall to enjoy them

I Am Woody said...

On our way to Austin, we passed fields of sunflowers - acres and acres and acres of sunflowers. Unfortunately they were more ready for harvest than for photography :(

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Awwww, love sunflower photos, and also photos of people in love in a field of sunflowers... xox

Daisy said...

Oh, I love sunflowers! These are such great photos, Betsy, and you and George look so cute posing among the sunflowers.

Janice K said...

How awesome to see so many of them in one place.....and your yellow shirts blended in beautifully!

Joy said...

I enjoyed both of you and the sunflowers. Amazing:)

Busy Bee Suz said...

The sunflower photos absolutely made me smile! I love them so much....just like the bee's do. :)
The photo of you two together is priceless!!!

HolleyGarden said...

Those sunflowers are fabulous, and the photo of you and George together in the flowers is wonderful. Sunflowers, to me, are such a happy flower, and you both look so very happy there. :)

Eva Ason said...

Lovely pictures of the sunflowers! Reminds me of my grandmother that always had sunflowers in her garden, along a wall.

Chatty Crone said...

I love the simple sunflower - yet when you look at them they are not simple at all are they? Gorgeous!

DeniseinVA said...

You and George looked great surrounded by all those sunflowers. Great shots! I visited a field of sunflowers a few weeks ago but their poor heads were so droopy as they had been beaten down by heavy rains, and the whole field looked like they were so sad all bent over.

Beatriz said...

Wonderful sunflowers, BetsY!
They're always looking for life through the sun, anyway, any where any time!!!

Hugs

Bia

www.biaviagemambiental.blogspot.com

novita darmawan said...

woow... beautiful sunflowers, aunt...
love it... love it...

Rose said...

Oh, Betsy, they are glorious. I love sunflowers, too...and they do make me smile and have pleasant thoughts any time I see them.


Do you recall was growing in the field on past the sunflowers? I am just curious.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

GORGEOUS!!! I couldn't believe how the bees left you both alone, coz you were really up close and personal there Betsy and George!
PS: I'm still catching up on posts, but your last Fridays was filled with loving effort and such wisdom.
Hugs
Rose

GrandmaKathleen said...

YOU BOTH LOOK SUNSATIONAL AMONG THOSE GORGEOUS SUNFLOWERS.
I ♥ sunflowers One if my Avon President Club Awards dinner's gift was a pot with sunflowers. It is on my desk
One year when I visited my son and his family who live in SC a trop to the Biltmore was on the itinery, but no sunflowers it was in November.