Weekly photo challenge: Rewards (are always worth waiting for)

I have been a bit obsessed with my sunflower lately and have taken photos of it at every opportunity.  Lucky for you, my loyal readers, I haven’t shown you every photo I’ve taken (it might seem like it I know).

This morning upon checking its progress, I saw that it had completely opened. Hooray!!

When I saw today’s weekly photo challenge prompt of ‘Rewards’ I decided I hadn’t quite finished with my sunflower photos and will use today’s photo for my post in this week’s challenge.


Good morning – I’m awake!!

I think this photo is my favourite one so far.

My progress report post from the other day shows some of my photos from along the way and I’m proud of them all. Just last week I used a photo of my sunflower for my rule of thirds weekly photo challenge. Today’s photo has really thrilled me for some reason. Considering it was taken on my iPhone and edited quite basically, it’s come out clear, crisp and full of colour.  I deliberately dulled the background out so that the flower takes centre stage – as I said to my sister recently – I’m not known for my subtlety and I think that this flower resonates with me for this very reason.

Rewards in many ways – my patience at watching it grow from the seed I planted weeks ago, the growth in my photography skills, the beauty of the fully opened flower and the rewards I get from sharing my happy sunflower with all of you.

Can’t ask for more than that!

Deb 🙂

  One thought on “Weekly photo challenge: Rewards (are always worth waiting for)

  1. February 28, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    I love sunflowers! They remind me of joy, sunshine and warmth. Lovely photo.

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    • February 28, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      Thanks Dee. I feel the same way about them. They resonate with me and never fail to make me smile. 🌻

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  2. March 1, 2015 at 3:20 am

    Lovely flower Deb but I think you got it right. The real reward is the accomplished feeling you got for growing it from a seed, much as your photography skills are growing from their seeds as well. Congrats on both!

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    • March 1, 2015 at 6:11 am

      Thanks for the lovely comment and the encouragement Tina. Much appreciated 😊


  3. March 1, 2015 at 3:38 am

    Yay! It’s out! Love it, it’s beautiful.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 6:09 am

      It is indeed a beautiful sight. Glad you’re excited too!

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  4. March 1, 2015 at 6:54 am


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    • March 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm

      Thanks. It is a bit of a stunner isn’t it? 🌻


  5. March 1, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Excellent a delightful reward to see it open. I just started mine from seedlings and it’s starting to peek out of the earth. Can’t wait to see it open like yours.

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    • March 1, 2015 at 8:35 am

      Looking forward to seeing the result! Thanks for visiting 🌻

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  6. March 1, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    It’s beautiful. Here in Michigan we’d just like to see a little sun, whatever kind we can get, so this works!

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    • March 2, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Happy to be of use anytime 🌻it will start warming up for you soon and we will go cold. We actually get snow here sometimes but nothing like your efforts. Sending sunny vibes to you.


  7. March 2, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    How fun, the picture looks beautiful 😀 I love sunflowers too, I smile just by looking at one 🙂 They have made me smile since I was a child actually.

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    • March 2, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      Thanks for your comment. I smile every time I see them too!


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