Autumn Beauty Sunflowers

By: Carrie Cahill Mulligan

May 08 2008

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Category: autumn, barn, flower, garden, insect, macro, New Hampshire

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Aperture:f/3.4
Focal Length:17.88mm
ISO:200
Shutter:1/25 sec
Camera:C720UZ

In our first summer on Canaan Street, I really wanted a garden. But the long-neglected yard required taming first.

So I planted a single pack of “Autumn Beauty” sunflowers near the barn and went on with the business of fending off the encroaching forest.

Uncomplaining, these easy-going flowers made their own way, with very little help from me.

Probably the highest reward-to-effort ratio of anything I’ve ever planted (except sugar snap peas)!

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