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Delmar Sunflower Project – Beauty Along the Divide – 10,000 Splendid Suns – St. Louis

Photographically speaking I feel about sunflowers much the same way that I feel about the Gateway Arch in St. Louis: that it is hard to take a bad picture of either and I never tire of trying to capture their simple elegance. And when it is a whole field of sunflowers in the middle of a city and thousands of bees and bumblebees are buzzing about and the setting sun is dipping down out of a bank of clouds on a humid summer’s evening, well then it all becomes a veritable Eden.

That is all to say that there are a lot of pictures here! I hope you may enjoy them. Be sure to catch the one of the cheeky bee sticking out his proboscis. And look for the moment when the hour truly became golden when the sun peaked out from behind the clouds. To learn more about this project, see the last picture or check out their website. And here is a story on the project from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Finally, the great numbers of bees were so heartening to see because they are really in trouble and that may be bad news for all of us. Finally, finally, apologies to Khaled Hosseini for the modified plagiarizing in the blog title. It was just too perfect not to steal.

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