Christmas in August

This past Christmas my husband received (courtesy of our daughter and her hubby) an assortment of sunflower seeds for a gift. One of the varieties that he planted, which we had never heard of before, was a Mexican Sunflower, which recently blossomed in all its brilliance.

Who knew this would turn out to not only be beautiful flower, but also a favorite of the Swallowtails.

Such loveliness.

I guess you could say we are now celebrating Christmas in August!

9 thoughts on “Christmas in August

  1. I had never heard of that variety of sunflower either — stunning. Great photos. What a thoughtful Christmas gift. Gives me an idea for this coming Christmas.

  2. I have planted seeds of these several times & gloried in their radiance. The photos of butterflies at their dinners are all just glorious, but I especially love your first one in which you captured the velvety fuzz on the stem of this exquisite sunflower.

  3. These are beautiful. I think I’ve seen this flower in mass plantings at some public place somewhere. I can’t remember where. I think these would be fun to plant next summer. Thanks for reminding me!

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