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I Love Sunflowers

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    Every year when me and my brother were younger we would have a competition, who could grow the tallest sunflower!!! We would grow abot six each, when they got too tall they had to be tied to bamboo canes to stop them going limp!! I still have some photographs of us stood next to...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 20, 2007

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    Striking Sunflowers

    i think sunflowers have a way of bringing out the natural beauty in everything around them. they are so gorgeous, and their colors are bold but subtle at the same time. that's the great thing about nature. it's so big and lovely, but not in an in-your-face way; just in a...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 21, 2009

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    It took me a while to realize it, but sunflowers are my favorite flower! I knew I always liked them, but I haven't really thought about flowers in a long while. Someone had a vase full of real ones recently and I just couldn't stop looking at them. They're just too pretty :)
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    Ultimate Beautifiers

    This past Spring black oil sunflower seeds become part of our horses diet as they have many many nutritional benefits . The most visible one is improvement of coat quality. And the ponies just love them. Needless to say their coats are slick, shiny, healthy and beautiful now. Oh...
    trailguide trailguide 36-40, F 15 Responses Jul 26, 2011

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    They Just Appeared!

    a notable experience years ago...a bunch of us set up a big Thanksgiving feast on the beach,huge party,lots of food,fun and box wine-not even any fights amongst our crazies...Noni hung a few sunflowers along a fence for decoration...then they sprouted in a row along the fenceline...
    dubkebab dubkebab 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 16, 2009

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    Among the Most Beautiful ...

    Sunflowers have to be among the most beautiful flowers.  They have such a happy face, loving to be turned upwards towards the bright light, as if they are singing, giving thanks to the divine, life-giving sunshine. ... and the colour, what more uplifting colour could there...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F Aug 16, 2009

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    How A Love For Sunflowers Turned Into A Business Idea

    I've always loved Sunflowers. As a family, we have grown them along the front of our garden border near the road for a few years. Our children plant the seeds and nurture the young plants and then we plant them out as a family in the Spring. Every year our Sunflowers cause...
    sunflowerladies sunflowerladies 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2011

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    Many Kinds

    I'm not sure why I love sunflowers I just do.I always have .There are many different kinds now but the Grey mammoth will always be my favorite.
    widow2709 widow2709 41-45, F 1 Response May 6, 2009

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    Sunflower Girl

    She stood tall next to the sunflower Reaching her hands behind her - high to reach the flower Her head came a bit below the bloom of the sun... She danced and danced and grew tall, full of intelligence and social grace She danced and cheered and began to move away. She danced...
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    First Time I Planted a Sunflower Seed...

    The first time I planted a sunflower seed was also the first time I'd planted anything in the ground. Was Artist in Residence to a healing and meditation center in Sedona, ZA after having lived my entire life in Manhattan. To deposit something smaller than my thumbnail into the...
    GreenArtMark GreenArtMark 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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    Bought Myself A Bouquet Today!!!

    I love Trader Joes. A truly marvelous little National Chain that offers such wonderful organic and great quality foods and health items. They usually offer a bouquet of sunflowers, in season, for only $3.99.Today I brought five beautiful black centered sunflowers home and they...
    fightn4me fightn4me 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2012

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    As A Leo..

    I'm ruled by the sun and I love sunflowers too! Not really a reason but it fits ^^
    ninako3 ninako3 13-15, F Aug 30, 2013

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    Beautiful!

    Gardening is my favorite hobby. I always plant many many various types of sunflowers. They always lift my spirits and brighten my day. I am just sorry that summer is starting to come to an end. I wish I could get sunflowers in the house during the winter.
    Sarabiw4 Sarabiw4 41-45, F Aug 9, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 17, 2009

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    They Make Me Smile

    I've always liked sunflowers.I love seeing them on the side of the road,randomly spurting up from dry ground.They've become one of my favorite flowers. Grow me a field of sunflowers and I'll marry you. :)
    AmayaEkio AmayaEkio 18-21, F Sep 9, 2009

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    My First Love, The Sunflower

    I first fell in love with sunflowers when I was introduced to Vincent VanGogh.His sunflowers exuded such personality; not always perky or perfect but honest and beautiful.Taken from the field or garden and captured in a vasemakes them look even scraggly and oddly out of place...
    fightn4me fightn4me 46-50, F May 9, 2012

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    Golden Sunshine

    A few years ago, I planted on my garden beds over a dozen seeds of sun flowers. Over half of them, after 2 weeks of germination were chewed on from my squirrel. Over the whole summer I protected my plants, believe it or not, with cayenne papper and it worked. As long as I kept...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 9, 2010

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    I Grew Them Once

    For about a year, back in the early 90s, I lived in a little town outside of Boulder, called Broomfield, Colorado.  My dead-beat boyfriend at the time and I lived in a small apartment / condo, on the third floor, facing the foothills.  It was a beautiful space in a...
    hippieheart hippieheart 41-45, F May 8, 2008

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    Flutterby

    MMmmmm Sunflowers and flutterby's... PeaceOut
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 6 Responses May 31, 2009

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    Sunflowers

    I have always loved sunflowers. When I was little I remember walking though mama's garden and going through the mammoth sunflower part. Just looking up at those great flowers staring down at me... It was almost magical. And now, I have sunflowers growing out here. Mammoth ones. I...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F Oct 21, 2007

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    I Love Sunflowers

    They are so bright and cheerful, and stand so tall and proud. I can't help but smile and feel happy whenever I look at them. Kind regards, GrizzlyB
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 6, 2012

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    Multifunctional

    My MIL grows them and it's so cool to watch. I love to take photos of them and watch as they get so tall and so top heavy that they fall over. Almost like the sun is falling...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2007

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    Thanks To Van Gogh *kiss*

    never thought of sunflower until i saw Vincent Van Gogh's painting... then again when my little sis loved it and wanted to plant it but the rat ate her only seed :( and there was that beautiful sunflowers background for every Tour de France... and that beautiful, sad song...
    uliftmeup uliftmeup 36-40, F May 12, 2010

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    Sunflowers, Van Goghs Or Not

    i love sunflowers they are glorious bright and wonderful, i tried for a few years to grow them and always failed, since then i moved house and tried again i grew different types of sunflowers, i was soooo intrigued by them i have grown them every summer now for the last 3years, i...
    jaeci jaeci 36-40, F Jan 11, 2011

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    In My Garden

    I have planted them every spring since I can remember. There is just something so simply radiant about them.  I love watching them grow in anticipation of their bloom. Then of course collecting seeds just to experience it all over again next year!
    trippinbillies trippinbillies 22-25, F Mar 9, 2009

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    Beautiful Sunflower Pictures

    As both an appreciator of art and sunflowers, it just so happens that sunflowers are a really good subject matter for photography and inspiration to artists for their work.  I have a large collection of my own sunflower photography but also appreciate the work of others...
    dougk dougk 31-35 Jul 2, 2009

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    Les Champs Des Tournesol (french For "fields Of Sunflowers")

    My love of sunflowers started many years ago; ironically not in my home country where we can find many fields of sunflowers but in France. I remember riding on the TJV (180 mile/hr rapid train; it was relatively new in 1997) and I saw these very yellow fields. I asked a...
    Missalaineyeus Missalaineyeus 46-50, F Apr 3, 2012

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    They Are So Cool!

    Sorry, I deleted my story.  Find me at www.chronimax.com
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Apr 19, 2011

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