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I Love Sunflowers

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    Biggest

    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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    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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    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 1 Response May 9, 2012

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    I was born in Kansas

    and feel that I am obliged to like them. They are the Kansas state flower.
    xxxtop xxxtop 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 23

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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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    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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    Favorite

    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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    Sunflowers have always had a special place in

    my heart. They are so bold and proud standing above me. I am happy and amazed everyday I go out to water them.
    nekedguy nekedguy 46-50, M Jun 23

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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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 17, 2009

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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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    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 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 16, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Flutterby

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

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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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    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 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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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 16-17, F Aug 30, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    (picture taken from google, as the one i took did not do it justice)Its been quite some time since ive been able to really appreciate something which happens daily but most of us...
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    I have a coffee date with two older beautiful women tomorrow. We are friends but there is love unlike that which I have experienced with even many my own age. We will catch up...
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIAM! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ You are so hot! I know you won't read this but have a happy birthday anyway. I love you so much...
    GeorgiaAllender13 GeorgiaAllender13 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I've been to many countries; Italy, UAE, Portugal, Brazil, Cyprus, Chile, Thailand and South Korea. I lived in the Midwest, South and West Coast. Lover of foreign accents the most...
    FetFriendly FetFriendly 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    I love This holiday. But I prefer the name Winter Solstice or Yule. Since It has Pagan roots. I Celebrate Winter Solstice without the judeo Christian beliefs and baby Jesus. Just...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    would love to be pampered like a girl
    jessica1959 jessica1959 56-60, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I love my motherland so much. Serve your motherland first is my policy.
    111rosy560 111rosy560 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Has anybody played the game Fran Bow? I finished the demo twice on Steam recently and I've gotta say that I love it! :D Can't wait to play the full game once I get it.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 1 hr ago

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    I Love being called by my girl name my name is Alicia
    aliciafox55 aliciafox55 56-60, T 1 hr ago

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    Don't understand why people say they dislike attention seekers. I love getting attention. I love it when people say they love me! :D
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 2 hrs ago

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    my fiance of 5 years just got jailed for 8 months for old car fines etc. We have a 3 year old together. he was jailed 4 days ago. i cant eat cant sleep cant function without him...
    zoeannmarie23 zoeannmarie23 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I would give anything to have a women look into my eyes and tell me she loves me. I don't drink and hate bars. I can't dance and I don't look like Fabio. I am 44 now my wife passed...
    bigpapapill bigpapapill 41-45, M 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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