Monday, August 25, 2008


The sunflower seeds I planted
are blooming.

The Monarch and the Sunflower
are end of summer motifs at my house.

I will print and frame one of these.

Monarch and Bright Eyes Cosmos
are also end of summer.

I just might need to print and frame one of these too!


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

They are all beautiful and worthy of printing- how will you choose?

Anonymous said...

That top one is wonderful!!! Could send that one through Painter to see what I get

Mary said...

Sherry, if you printed and framed every on worth framing, you could fill the walls of the White House.

You are amazing. They're beautiful.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These are all worthy of printing and framing Sherry. I think that first one is calling me to paint it. Of course the one with the cosmos is great too. Getting the light right in a painting would be a challenge and quite the reward if I could do it.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry....the colour combinations are beautiful and speak of take a print and frame it will be a lovely reminder of your butterfly friends......

Maria said...

Sherry- Thanks for the monarch photos. They're all beautiful but that top one is exquisite.

Okay, on the list for next year...sunflowers, cosmos, tithonia, butterfly bush, asclepias ....and of course, lantana again. Maybe a more powerful camera too. Ha ha ha. I do like looking at your photos to see if I can find the same guys in my backyard. :-)

Anonymous said...

Yes, I would print all pictures and make a collage.
Just beautiful the colour and I love sunflowers.
Every year I plant some seeds, but never get any sunflowers to bloom. Why??
Because of the squirrels, nice to watch but not in my garden.

Unknown said...

i would frame them all... they are all so crisp in color and detail...

sunflowers are so photogenic and when a butterfly enters the picture.... well, it's just stunning!

Terry said...

Your flowers and butterflies are just beautiful! I really enjoyed my visit with you! :0)

Rose said...

Sherry, You could have a whole wall of butterfly prints! That would be a cheery thing to look at in the cold of winter. I love monarchs; we haven't seen many this year around here.

kkryno said...

These are perfct examples to illustrate Indian Summer; and absolutely stunning. They just warm a person's insides just to look at them! Everytime you share in your posts, you make this world a more beautiful place. Thanks from all of us, Sherry.
Love, V.

Q said...

Dear Lynne,
I did one 8x10 of the Sunflower and the Monarch up close. I am very pleased with it! It is in a large frame with a mat. I will store it in my August decorations.
Now to do the others!

Q said...

Dear Cathy,
Thanks! I like it too.

Q said...

Dear Mary,
I have framed many of my pictures. I do have many for August; I just really liked the Sunflower and the Monarch. The cosmos is nice too...

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I did like the light in these too.
I bet you could get it in a water are good!

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
I did end up printing all four. I did one 8x10 and the others as 3 1/2 x 5's. I have very cute sunflower frames for the smaller ones too.
Very fun!

Q said...

Dear Maria,
Your Monarch photos were nice too.
I also love seeing who is in your backyard.

Q said...

Dear Gisela,
I do like the idea of making a collage. I used to do them. Maybe a bit of creative work is in order here.
Thank you for the idea.
The squirrels can be a big bother. They also eat my sunflowers. I try to plant lots and make sure there are lots of nuts about. Still some years if the squirrels do not get my sunflowers the deer do! This year I tucked a bunch of sunflowers right next to the house. So far so good!

Q said...

Dear Carol,
I do agree...sunflowers are always pretty but add a bug and wow!

Q said...

Dear Terry,
Thank you! I shall come visit your journal. So nice to meet you.

Q said...

Dear Rose,
This winter I hope to begin my butterfly life list. It would be nice to do a wall of butterflies! Hummm...I always miss my bug friends come winter.
Good idea.

Q said...

Dear Vikki,
Thank you! I enjoy sharing all the beautiful bugs and birds that visit my backyard.
Your comment warmed my heart. Thank you Vikki!

Catherine said...

All beautiful captures Q! They should all be printed and framed!
The third shot is my fav...the way the light is coming through the monarchs wings & the cosmo..stunning image! Great job!

Q said...

Dear Cat,
Thanks! I love the light shining through the wings too. I tend to take lots of these sort of shots.

Barbara said...

It's such a pleasure to see these perfect pictures of beauty!

Q said...

Dear Barbara,
The Monarchs are exciting to watch as they prepare to head south for the winter. My yard has lots of milkweed for them too!