A field of sunshine

@sol_cee (18222)
Japan
September 13, 2018 10:08am CST
My mother said that sunflowers are the only flowers with ‘flower’ on it’s name. (Correct me if she’s wrong.) She was so fascinated with its large yellow blooms when she was pregnant with me that she almost named me after it. (That would have been hilarious.) Although admittedly, my mood would always seem to perk up whenever I see sunflowers smiling back at me. Or was it just my imagination? Anyway, do you know that sunflowers follow the sun’s movement across the sky from east to west? They track the sun in a process called heliotropism and I choose not to bore you with the science of it all. Instead, why don’t you look at the photo above and try to find me? :)
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@amadeo (76063)
• United States
13 Sep
While in Tuscany,Italy.They have field of sunflowers.Amazing. This I did not know.Thank you for this.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
13 Sep
I’m waiting for @LadyDuck to confirm the trivias Fredo-san. ;)
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@amadeo (76063)
• United States
13 Sep
@sol_cee I see.she will soon.
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@LadyDuck (182998)
• Switzerland
13 Sep
Yes, I know that the sunflowers follow the sun and they are not the only flowers that turn toward the sun, also the poppies, the marigolds and the daisies.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
13 Sep
Anna-san, is my mom correct? I mean with the name and stuff?
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@LadyDuck (182998)
• Switzerland
13 Sep
@sol_cee Yes, your Mom is correct, they turn toward the sun. I had sunflowers in my garden and I liked to look at their "heads" during the day.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
13 Sep
@LadyDuck are there other flowers with ‘flower’ on its name?
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@Icydoll (26268)
• India
13 Sep
Lovely picture... I love sun flowers.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
13 Sep
Thank you. Do you have sunflowers in your country?
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@JustBhem (44512)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Sep
It's one of my favorite flowers next to roses and tulips.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
15 Sep
You're a flower person, then. hehe
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@JustBhem (44512)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Sep
@sol_cee Oh, if you only know Sol. I wanted to have my own garden with different kinds of flowers. Not just flowers as well as needed vegetables too. One time, I was looking for houses on the internet that has a space in the back of the house where I can have my mini garden. I always wanted to have a mini garden ever since. Where I can grow roses in different colors, tulips, but I know it's impossible to have tulips here. Then I can have my vegetables too, like onions, garlic, tomatoes and a lot more. For sure it will help me fight with stress.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
15 Sep
@JustBhem Do you have a green thumb Bhem?
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@ShifaLk (8533)
• India
13 Sep
Haha wow. You surely have a great bonding with the sunflower
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
13 Sep
We did have a great getting-to-know-you session. Loll
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@ShifaLk (8533)
• India
14 Sep
@sol_cee hahaha... How was it
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
15 Sep
@ShifaLk hahaha you really wanna know?
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@MALUSE (44733)
• Uzbekistan
14 Sep
There are many fields of sunflowers where I live. People can go there and pick as many as they like. There is a box beside the road and a sign with the price for one sunflower. Believe it or not, people leave money in the box.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
15 Sep
It's like a version of an 'honesty store'. There are no staff members to man the shop and customers just get what they like and leave their payment in a box.
@MALUSE (44733)
• Uzbekistan
15 Sep
@sol_cee I haven't heard about this but think it's a good idea. Not all people are bad, the majority is honest. Yet, one bad apple can spoil the fun.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
15 Sep
@MALUSE there are many unmanned shops in Japan. I have no idea how they survive.
@cintol (8330)
• United States
13 Sep
What a great field to be in the middle of, I love sunflowers and we grew them at our old house one year. My daughter went out and pulled all the seeds out of them and roasted them in the oven. They were pretty tasty
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
13 Sep
How to pull the seeds?
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@cintol (8330)
• United States
14 Sep
@sol_cee Our sunflowers are full of sunflower seeds, they are the entire brown part of the flower in front. If you look really close you can pop the seeds out of the brown part of the flower.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
15 Sep
@cintol I didn't know that. I always buy the packed ones.
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@thelme55 (15229)
• Germany
13 Sep
Awesome photo! I love sunflower. Is that you in the photo?
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
13 Sep
Hi Thelma-san. Yes, that’s me. ;)
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@thelme55 (15229)
• Germany
13 Sep
@sol_cee Beautiful
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
13 Sep
@thelme55 oh you mean the view. Yeah, it really was.
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@bluesa (15214)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Sep
I can see you with your arms raised in the air . You have really beautiful long hair @sol_cee . Yes I know sunflowers follow the sun, not certain about other flowers with flower in their names. I am hopeless with names of flowers Sol-san.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
28 Oct
Hi Cath-san. I watched a few YouTube videos of Trevor Noah, a famous comedian from South Africa and I couldn’t help but remember you. Hehe
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@bluesa (15214)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
@sol_cee hi Sol-san . Lol, Trevor is very witty. Nice that you remembered me. Have a good week!
@bluesa (15214)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Sep
I can see you with your arms raised in the air . You have really beautiful long hair @sol_cee . Yes I know sunflowers follow the sun, not certain about other flowers with flower in their names. I am hopeless with names of flowers Sol-san.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
29 Sep
Good eye, Cath-san. You spotted me. hehe
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@bluesa (15214)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Sep
@sol_cee hi lovely lady! Nice new profile pic. Yeah, I spotted you, sunshine amongst the sunflowers
• Preston, England
15 Sep
lovely photo - sunflowers are great
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
29 Sep
Thank you Sir Arthur.
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• Preston, England
30 Sep
@sol_cee nice to be a Sir as if I was knighted, but just Arthur will do, thanks
@YrNemo (14768)
15 Sep
I found a kind of white morning glory flower with the name 'moonflower' (very ordinary looking), and another kind of exotic looking Borage 'starflower'. Guess there are more, but sunflower is the most famous one I think.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
15 Sep
Heavenly bodies flower..hehe
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@YrNemo (14768)
15 Sep
@sol_cee You are right, they are all something that from above... didn't think of that until now!
@anya12adwi (4032)
• Bhubaneshwar, India
14 Sep
The picture is amazing.. I did not the word heliotropism but I knew they would direct towards sun..
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
15 Sep
I knew that helio means sun. hehe
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• Bhubaneshwar, India
16 Sep
@sol_cee Helio came from helium gases i guess... as sun has helium in it..
@vsai2008 (9889)
• India
14 Sep
I must say that, that is one beautiful picture,i really like it.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
15 Sep
Thank you, Sai. I had a great time that time. hehe
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@vsai2008 (9889)
• India
15 Sep
@sol_cee I am happy you did
@Hannihar (44393)
14 Sep
@sol_cee I like the photo.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
15 Sep
Thank you, Hanni. Do you have sunflowers in your country?
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@Hannihar (44393)
16 Sep
@sol_cee I believe we do and you are welcome.
• Pamplona, Spain
14 Sep
They are awesome flowers but here I could not get right into the field of them but I did stand by them and felt the power and how huge they are too. Farners here grow their sunflowers so you can see them but not get close into their fields which is a bit sad really.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
15 Sep
Oh I got lucky then because I could go into the field.
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• Pamplona, Spain
15 Sep
@sol_cee I suppose that they do that here so as to safeguard their crops of Sunflowers but they are really awesome just to be beside them.
@rsa101 (16235)
• Quezon City, Philippines
14 Sep
Yes sunflowers do look good when in groups like the one in your pictures. I did try cultivating it once when my mother brought seeds. Unfortunately, I was not successful in growing one. I do not know how to grow them but they really looked lovely when in full bloom and everything.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
28 Oct
You can try again. Well, do you have green thumb? Hehe
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@rsa101 (16235)
• Quezon City, Philippines
29 Oct
@sol_cee I like plants but I am not good in cultivating plants. My Grandfather has a green thumb. Everything he plants would 99% sure that it will grow and survive. But in my case I would have a hard time letting it grow.
@sunrisefan (21552)
• Philippines
14 Sep
I can't see you because you're under the sea swimming with the turtles
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
15 Sep
Why?
@sunrisefan (21552)
• Philippines
15 Sep
@sol_cee Looking for corals maybe :)
@MarymargII (10706)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Sep
That's a cool and interesting observation and an interesting piece of information- I love Sunflowers as to me they always remind me of my fave Season--- Fall!
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
29 Sep
Fall is coming!~
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@MarymargII (10706)
• Toronto, Ontario
30 Sep
@sol_cee Yes and now it's here. Love it- love pumpkins and Fall Colours!
@JudyEv (137496)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep
We tried to take photos of fields of sunflowers in France but it was ages before we found some that were actually facing us.
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
15 Sep
Do you have sunflowers in Australia?
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@JudyEv (137496)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Sep
@sol_cee Yes we do but we don't see crops of them in this area.