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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Coming Full Circle. . .

Coming full circle
              in the life of a Sunflower
                         On Crooked Creek !


Dried Giant Yellow  Sunflower Head
from the Sunflower Patch On Crooked Creek!

What began as a seed,
planted by "Mr. Ed" in the Sunflower Patch,
grew despite the severe drough on the Prairie,
and now is dried and ready to be harvested for next years crop !



 Except. . .
I have one more use for this dried Sunflower head. . .


Dried Giant Yellow Sunflower
from the stem side.

before it becomes harvested seed
                                On Crooked Creek !



A  Sunflower cloche !



Seeing these last year in the Land of Blog,
I vowed to try to make one for Fall
this year On Crooked Creek !



When "Mr. Ed" took me out to the garage,
I was giddy with excitement at the sight of the drying heads!



On Crooked Creek,
                the life of this Sunflower
                                          is coming full circle!


Until next time. . .

FYI:
You can view the variety of Sunflowers
grown On Crooked Creek  in a previous post Feed The Birds
by clicking on the title!

 

 
On Crooked Creek is joining our dearest hostess, Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for a Fall Cloche Party ! Be sure to visit and see all the amazing ways to creatively use your cloches!!!

15 comments:

Mary Ann said...

This looks great, and I am going to file the idea away in my head for next fall, as I have used all this year's sunflower heads!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great idea, Pat! I love Sunflowers and never would have thought to do this! Love your cloche!

Ann said...

Natural beauty is so nice. You did a marvelous job.
Ann

podso said...

It looks wonderful, and so perfect for your sunflower theme!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a great idea! We usually grow sunflowers,but this year I wasn't able to get my garden rototilled. I miss them in decorating, and setting the heads out between our fence pickets for the birds.
Blessings,
Nancy

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, your drying sunflower head looks so lovely under the cloche!
Thank you for your kindness, sweet friend.
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a great idea sweet lady, I'm loving this, never would have thought! Love both pieces in your vignette. Thank you for your visit, I'm so happy you got a bottom freezer one too, I'm so thrilled, as I'm a short gal, (5'3) and this makes it easier for me, lol..Big hugs,
FABBY

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Very cool! It is a little miracle isn't it? SO pretty in your cloche! So glad you liked my sea side post.

Marigene said...

What a neat idea, Pat...are you going to put some of those seeds out for the birds, too?

Sarah said...

This is terrific. I like to use natural objects in decor. ;-)

Designs By Pinky said...

Pat, the sunflower head looks great in the cloche. I wish I had access to some giant sunflowers:) It is VERY cool here in Pa. tonight and a freeze watch has been posted! Yikes:) XO, Pinky

bj said...

ummm, this is awesome. I, too, love giant sunflowers and this look is really great.
xo bj

Babs said...

Great idea to showcase the dried sunflower. Very pretty.
Babs

SmilingSally said...

Thank you for sharing, Pat. I love all your sunflower cloche.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Pat, your sunflower head is gorgeous and makes quite a statement under the cloche. Thanks tons for joining the party. Hugs, Marty