The Pin Junkie: Sunflowers


Sunflowers just make me happy!  Not all sunflowers though.  I recently got rid of some funky, ugly sunflowers in my hall bathroom and don't miss them at all!  But I have some abusolutely beautiful sunflowers in my backyard.  I can't stop peeking out the window at them.  They're such happy flowers and they're truly stunning against a big, beautiful, blue sky.

I'm also learning how to use the functions on my camera.  I don't have anything fancy, just a $100 point and shoot so there aren't many functions to learn how to use.  I certainly don't have any background or even a basic understanding of photography.  I've never felt that I was any good at taking pictures, but I think part of the problem is that I just don't have enough practice.  I have a few tips pinned to my photo Pinterest board, and I'm tying to learn to take better pictures.  My backyard sunflowers were excellent practice!


I really don't know what I'm doing when I take pictures.  My strategy has always been to take a lot of pictures and hope I get lucky with a few good ones.  I must have taken at least fifty pictures of sunflowers!

I think it's easy to get good pictures when you're photographing such beautiful objects in nature.


  1. Wow, you have some great sunflowers! I planted at least two packets of sunflower seeds this year, but I only have three sunflowers. (It looks like something dug up the seeds.) But the ones I have are beautiful -- they are growing outside my living room window. I have a photo of them on my blog -- I have to take some better photos, though!

  2. P.S. What kind of sunflowers did you plant? Yours are beautiful!

    1. I had a bird feeder in that spot last year. The seeds that fell out grew purely by accident. We got a lot of rain in July which helped, too!

  3. Beautiful Sunflowers!
    Thanks for sharing with the HomeAcre hop :)

  4. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Your sunflowers are stunning! They're one of my favorites Summer through Fall!
    Thanks so much for sharing :0)
    Have a beautiful weekend,