Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake

Wednesday’s Photos

Sunflowers and Bumblebees

One of the least demanding flowers, thriving in poor soil and growing to incredible heights, is the sunflower. When a volunteer plant pushed through the loose gravel on the south side of our house, my wife felt inspired by this unexpected appearance of a Russian sunflower and transplanted a whole bunch of ornamental sunflowers from a barrel of dirt where she had started them from seeds. The result of her labours is today’s post on these marvellous flowers, which not only decorated the windowless wall, but also attracted bumblebees and other insects. Enjoy.

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41 Replies to “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lake”

  1. These are terrific shots! The flowers are beautiful, but I actually like the unopened one a lot. I know it’s a good thing, but whenever I see these bees, with pollen all over them, I always want to call them over, sit them down, and give them a good brushing. 🙂

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      1. I surely did. Ours look similar, but a bit more scruffy, I should say, haha. They grew every which way this year! Not very photogenic, but apparently tasty to the gold finches.

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