November 9, 2008

Macro Monday

Last month the landscape company that takes care of the "green belt", behind my small yard, sprayed something to kill some invasive weeds. The chemical also killed two of my lavender plants. I wasn't happy, but I still have lots of great lavender, so I decided to plant something different in that spot. I had some seeds left from my hollyhock seed give away; I used those and I planted some black oil sunflower seeds from my bird feeder.

This is Southern California, after all, the sunflower seeds took off like gang-busters. I've had to thin them, twice. Now, four weeks later the plants are 3 feet tall, and growing. It'll be interesting to see how they do the next couple of months.

I took these shots, yesterday, of various parts of one of the sunflower plants.

Macro Monday is the brain-child of one of my fave photographers, Lisa. Macro Monday is easy to play, snap a macro (or close-up) photo, post it on your blog, and let Lisa know you're playing. Easy, peasy


  1. Oh Jan!! LOVELY! I love the little ant on the plant. :) I love sunflowers! I bet you have a really long growing season.

  2. Love your green macro shots and the ant too!

  3. Great shot, I love the sun shining behind the ant


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