Monday, February 24, 2014

color journal :: August sunflowers

In the very early spring of last year we lost our biggest and favorite sugar maple tree. The huge empty unshaded space left behind was a constant reminder. I planted many perennial plants and also lots of varieties of sunflowers by seed where the tree had been. The plants grew throughout the summer to help fill the space. I would have much rather kept the tree, but the sunflowers we had by the end of the summer were beautiful. I look forward to planting them again.

The goldfinches enjoyed them too and let us get quite close while they munched on the seeds. You can click and enlarge this photo taken August 2013. The goldfinches are in the middle.

This is my last block for the color journal quilt. I hope to have them all sewn together very soon.

1 comment:

  1. this is such a beautiful recording of the colours in your corner of the world and the goldfinches enjoying the sunflowers are a treat! re the loss of your old tree, the good thing is you can plant a new tree, one that you have always wanted but never had room for and watch it grow.