My World: Birthday Sunshine

Sunflowers on the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina. August 5, 2011.

This is my post for the My World meme.  It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, and Fishing Guy.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

We went to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville on Betsy’s birthday.  There is so much to see and the gardens change with each season.  We visited the Italian Garden on this trip, and I’ll have pictures from there at a later date.

But as we were leaving the estate, we came upon a field of sunflowers.  Of course we had to stop and get some pictures.  We especially liked the mountains and hills in the background.

Sunflowers for the Birthday Girl. August 5, 2011. (Photo by Betsy)

The sunflowers themselves were big, bright and beautiful, as you can see in this picture Betsy captured.

Betsy enjoying her birthday sunflowers. Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina. August 5, 2011.

But I personally think that the sunflowers paled in comparison to the smile of my Beautiful Bride.

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18 Responses to “My World: Birthday Sunshine”

  1. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Beautiful.Yes,Betsy’s smile is better than any sunflower.although I do enjoy seeing a field of sunflowers.We usual have lots in southern Manitoba,but this year I have not seen any yet.

  2. diane Says:

    You old romantic! You are a kind and thoughtful husband. Happy Birthday to your beautiful bride.

  3. Sandra Says:

    This is one of the things you have visited that i would really really like to see for myself. i love sunflowers and can’t imagine a field of them

  4. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    What a fun birthday for Becky! And what gorgeous sunflowers! Love your captures for the day, George! I would love to see a whole field like this!! Enjoy your day!!

    Sylvia

  5. Rajesh Says:

    Gorgeous field of Sun flowers.

  6. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Betsy IS one of the sunflowers in this picture! So bright and pretty!!! and i love your fog on the mountains below, you are over the clouds!

  7. happyone Says:

    A field of sunflowers – beautiful and happy. Betsy fits in there perfectly! : )

  8. Mildred Says:

    Betsy sure has a radiant smile! Love these sunflowers!

  9. dayphoto Says:

    I agree…Betsy’s smile is more radiant than any flower out there!

    Linda
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  10. Caroline L Says:

    What a treat for the eye all these sunflowers are, just lovely!

  11. Colin (HB) Says:

    George, are those sunflowers harvested for the oil content?
    Colin

  12. Neal Says:

    Beautiful. That second picture is special….the flowers just jump out at you.

  13. Karin Says:

    Love the sunflowers and their seeds!!! Blessings on your sweetie for being the sunflower of your life!! So cute!

  14. Rose Says:

    Oh, George, I love these…for a while we had a few big fields of sunflowers around here but have not seen one in a few years. I never heard why they stopped growing them.

  15. Reader Wil Says:

    Lovely birthday flowers for a lovely birthday girl! Sunflowers are the happiest flowers I know and strong and reliable( if one can say that of a flower)

  16. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    Oh, I would agree. So much sunshine and beauty in that smile!!!!

  17. kkiss143 Says:

    Beautiful smile from the birthday girl!! Thanks for the post George! ^_^

  18. Loren Says:

    George, you are a Gem! You did such an amazing job surprising Betsy….The joy on her face and the love she has just oozes out in the pics for her birthday! and that vest you got her!! Dang, you did such a fantastic job!!! You two bless me so every day 🙂

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