I’ve been waiting to take some pictures of my sunflowers for some time. They aren’t as big as they were last year, which isn’t bad at all, just a little perplexing. I used seeds that I harvested from last years flowers to plant for this years flowers. They did so well that I thought I’d get similar ‘flower results’ and that’s not been the case. Oh well. This one just bloomed and it’s lovely — so I shouldn’t be whining! I noticed that the above pictured flower has buds all along it’s stem, so I have more flowers to look forward to as the summer marches on!
Jumping spiders are so cute! This little guy seems to like this spot a lot and has had some luck hunting too because I found a few empty carcasses in and on the flower and stem that had to have been his prey. I called Berin out to look at this little guy and he would back up and hide when we got too close, and then pop back out when we backed off.
I managed to get the above photo by holding the camera waaaay out and away from the flower and snapping blindly! Ha! I was so intent on getting the jumping spider in the picture that I totally didn’t see the big flower bud it’s sitting on!