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!

10 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!

  4. I’ve had this one on my TBR since last year and hope to finally read it this winter. The cover is what drew me in initally, so I am happy to hear you enjoyed it. Wonderful review.

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