I am someone who enjoys taking photos, my subjects are random, from bugs to babies. Photography is therapy for me, I have no real knowledge of the art, I am learning a bit here and there. I use an inexpensive camera.I simply love taking shots of interesting or beautiful things I see. I love the adventure of attempting to get the perfect shot. Please enjoy these photos and share them with your friends. For me the ultimate success is knowing someone may be amazed or made to smile.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Magnificent Monday: Favorites

Magnificent Mondays is a post series started by Jim of Holes In My Soles.
I am sharing my post at the link below:

Drop your link at his site as well.
Come visit and check out the other posts and have a magnificent week.

Favorite things huh?  It would have to be my sunflowers, or the ocean, quite a wide gap I know. Sunflowers are what I call happy flowers and have never failed to make me smile. When I lived in Spokane I had them surrounding my home on the property line, never saw a more beautiful privacy fence.   I have not been able to have the same since we moved but I do always have a few in my yard. I am not a detailed gardener and generally I toss the seeds into the ground and just wait for them to grow. I get impatient and full of anxiety, about then the seedlings will pop through. You'd think I had a baby I get so excited. I did not do any editing on the last 6. Have a fantastic week and share your favorites with us.    


  1. You are right that when you speak of flowers...it is either a rose or sunflower. Van Gogh immortalized these wonderful flowers into the world's most expensive paintings.


  2. I love sunflowers too Jan. Your pictures bring out their cheerful nature.

  3. Awhhh Jan...my sunflowers have all passed and this past Sat. I lost most of my other flowers to frost (too many to cover :( ). Your photos warmed my heart this morning. Thank you!

  4. Gorgeous photos of this majestic flower! Made me smile this morning, Jan. Thank you for sharing!


  5. The yellow is bright and gorgeous...

  6. beautiful pictures Jan,I love sunflowers...the bright yellow always brightens my mood.

  7. @ FherYmas: Thank you, funny how I have other flowers in my yard,but spend the most time on my sunflowers and Roses. Gad to know I am in good company.

    @ Rimly: Thank you.

    @ Mary: I have to admit my sunflowers faded as well, and we are due for our first frost at any time. I just love the flower.

    @ Martha; thank you so much, I am glad I could help a smile.

    @ Savira; Thank you,

    @ Alpana; Thank you, glad I could help.

  8. Hello.
    When I was younger, sunflowers used to scare me...they grew so large & I always said they had an evil eye. Now I have matured, I think they are so beautiful...they represent sunshine & happiness. Yellow is one of my favorite colors too.

    Awesome photos!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn

  9. Thank you Andy, I just love them. I also love the wildlife that comes with them.

  10. Gorgeous photos, Jan...sunflowers always bring a smile to my face, too!

  11. Thank you Jan for these beauties. These exquisite photos have suceeded in brightening my day ;-)
    Just what I needed!

  12. @ Bec; thank you glad I couldbring a smile up.

    @ Debra; Thank you, glad to help however I can.

  13. Jan, these make my week. Beautiful.

  14. Thank you Jim. They always make me smile.

  15. aww a Sunny flower my word they are huge! AAAACCHHEEEW!!!!


  16. I love sunflowers too! They are so happy,

  17. Thank you Mary and A. <3<3<3


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