Spent Sunflowers Mark the End of Summer
The sunflowers are spent. Since the bloom of the last post, they have drooped and withered. The seeds are ready for harvest. These are Van Gogh's sunflowers. It's the end of summer. The days are still warm, but the nights are cooler. There is not much left of the halcyon days. Gear Photos were made with a Nikon D750 and a Zeiss Otus APO 85 mm f/1.4.
The Sunflowers Bloom in August
Sunflowers shout the last hurrah of summer. They bloom along the garden paths in the local park. The giants are 15 feet high with monster blooms drooping on the vines. You have to point the camera up at them. The rest stand like corn stalks full of yellow flowers. They last a few weeks, long enough for the bees to pollinate them, and then they turn to rot. Gear Photos were made with a Nikon D750, a Tamron SP 35 mm f/1.4 Di USD, and a Nikkor 85 mm f/2.0.