Wednesday, October 22, 2008

October SunBathing Beauty




A HappyWife original.

Actually, the flower is a Hubster original, considering I have a brown thumb. (We have a joke in our house.... whenever I bring home a new houseplant, my husband looks at it and says "Welcome to death row".... unfortunately, that's almost always the case unless HE takes care of it. I have a knack for killing plants.)

However, he grew some lovely sunflowers over the past month or so and I snapped the above photo in the late afternoon. The sun was hitting the petals in such a way that it truly looks like it was painted. It's not retouched at all.... this is just the way the flower looks. Pretty cool, huh?

7 comments:

Boquinha said...

Wowza! I did think it was a painting/drawing! Stunning!

Dawn said...

way cool... i am like you- can't keep anything green. i really want to grown some herbs, in a container garden, and my husband just gives me the look. your flower is absolutely beautiful... it makes me feel all sunny inside, even though the clouds are thick this afternoon!

Suz said...

Gorgeous. I love sunflowers, but those colors are unreal.
I was working in the yard today and took some pics of some flowers blooming too...only Mother Nature took care of mine. I don't have a green thumb either.
"Death row" that is FUNNY!!!

karengberger said...

That is gorgeous. Glad that you posted the photo. BTW, I have a brown thumb, too.

D'Arcy said...

Yes! Me too, I can't believe that is completely natural. You may not be able to keep them alive, but you sure capture great photos of them!

Lovely!!

Jason said...

Those are absolutely amazing!

Louise said...

These are fantastic!