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Sunflowers, Glorious Sunflowers
24 July 2010 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Sunflowers, Glorious Sunflowers

Bonnet Carre' Spillway

It was a dull, hazy sunset when I took this, but I wanted to catch the length of the field of sunflowers, about three blocks, as well as the silhouette of my hometown in the background.
I have to give great thanks to the man who planned and planted this bed of sunflowers. He works for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and we all know how I feel about them. But, give credit where credit is due. Thank you, Curtis.
The sunflowers are not only food for the soul, but extract lead and arsenic from the soil, metals that can be carried in the alluvial soil from upriver factories and oil refineries. The metals are contained only in the roots and the stem. When the flower heads mature, the seeds will feed the numerous types of birds that frequent the Spillway.

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Marlene Guillory 10-May-2013 04:34
Absolutely beautiful....seeing this through your camera lens makes me determined to take those classes I was telling you about.
Neal Nye27-Jul-2010 11:14
A fabulous scene. The hazy horizon creates a wonderful sense of distance, making the field look even bigger.
poochdad27-Jul-2010 07:59
a wonderful sight!
Yvonne27-Jul-2010 06:02
So beautiful and almost as far as the eye can see too!
Cindi Smith27-Jul-2010 03:16
Beautiful sea of sunflowers. I love them!
Scott Schexnaydre27-Jul-2010 01:59
so ,sunflower seeds are full of lead?!! Nice shot of the patch.
pkocinski27-Jul-2010 01:03
Great image Coleen!
sandy barbour27-Jul-2010 00:49
Oh how lovely Coleen!
fredrcox26-Jul-2010 23:35
A very pretty capture!
A J Adams26-Jul-2010 22:41
Very nice Coleen.
Ed Preston26-Jul-2010 22:37
I think you took a wrong turn and ended up in Kansas Coleen! No, maybe not, looks like an oil derrick in the back ground. Fields of sunflowers are so much fun, following the sun all day long! Like the light pink in the clouds!
J. Scott Coile26-Jul-2010 22:25
You been runnin' around with Scott again???