Too old to turn, too hot to brain

On Saturday I visited the sunflowers and then hopped to Orbetello on a 40°C brain-frying shopping spree.

I’ve been meaning to visit the sunflowers again, truly, on an afternoon this time, expecting them to be turned my way, seeing that on June 16th at 10 am they were stubbornly showing me their backs. This post shows how it was then:

Has just been reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

This Saturday I want back. I’m not familiar with the sunflower cycle around here but they seem done. For sure there will be no more turning. I had a bit of caption fun again. If you click on a photo, you’ll have them in your living room.

Then I continued to Orbetello on the lagoon for some colour since yellow was denied to me. I strolled along its one main shopping street and almost died. Not just because they wanted 180 EUR for a rucksack and due to rancid nut bits in my gelato, it was just too hot to brain. Still, I took some photos of the things that kept me alive.

Photo: © signature mmm

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. Beat Company says:

    Sorry but can’t help it: Sunflowers always tend to trigger me chopping off one if my ears …

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    1. Okay, Beat, better close your eyes then. I wonder what they think when they see a human, though.

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      1. Beat Company says:

        Van Gogh didn’t show consideratipn – by the way.

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  2. joey says:

    Oh I am sorry for your heat. Bleh! It’s warm here, but what people call golf weather. I still hate it, but it’s not the worst. Those are some very sad sunflowers, but if they’re being grown for seed, that might just be the way of things.

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    1. Yes, Joey, I have a feeling that regarding sunflowers all is as must be, if a bit dry. In this way they will just dry sooner, which is what they are waiting for.

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  3. 3rdofthe3rd says:

    I completely love sunflowers, they look so sad in your pictures. Bless the sunflowers. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, 3rd! 🙂 Indeed they look sad here but that just means they are ready for what their purpose is. Which makes one think about old people…

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      1. 3rdofthe3rd says:

        very true indeed hehe.

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  4. Stunning landscape! Good break for me from the office works. Thank you!

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    1. Oh, you’re always welcome, Sunny Days! 🙂

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  5. Dan Antion says:

    I really like the sunflower captions – nicely done 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Dan. 🙂 I’m glad you approve of my baked brain folly.

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  6. dweezer19 says:

    Awww….poor beautiful sunshine girls.

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    1. Cheryl, aren’t they? Something so forlorn about them, no matter how they have merely come full circle.

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      1. dweezer19 says:

        I love the beauty of flowers even as they wither and die. I often take photos of my roses at all stages. There is a strong parallel I feel as a woman to a withering bloom. The beauty is not gone but transforming. The vast field of sunflowers wilting is sad though. 😞

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  7. Those sunflowers sure look done and done to me! So 40C is that 104°F? Oh that’s HOT! But, it was a great trip and the village at the end looked lovely. I hope you found an ice cold drink there.

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    1. Oh, Deborah, no drink, that’s why I must have hallucinated, only gelato. I paid parking for one hour but when I returned saw that two hours had passed. Where did one hour go?? Luckily, no ticket. And thank you!

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  8. bikerchick57 says:

    I thought sunflowers lasted a bit longer than early July. Can I assume the heat got to them?

    I love the pretty umbrellas hanging from the front of the restaurant. That is so whimsical and cute!

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    1. Oh, Mary, we can assume, even though I’d rather not. 😦 It’s been a terribly hot and dry couple of months. The umbrellas hang above a shop, rather than a restaurant. Not sure if it was here where I saw that expensive rucksack. 😀

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  9. Vy says:

    Wow, I feel emotional about the dying sunflowers but anyway their afterlife will be useful, unlike many other flowers which cannot be made into anything. 🙂

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    1. This is true. 🙂 I’m glad you came to see despite the warning. Thank you, Vy!

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  10. Joanne Sisco says:

    The sunflowers really do look like they’re mourning. There is a sadness about them. Although if it was me standing out there in the relentless heat, I’m sure I would be bent and withered too 😦
    40C!!! Yikes, Manja. That’s just too hot for me. I’m impressed that you would bother going out at all. I LOVE the first photo of the tree-lined road. A road like that gives me a romantic sense of adventure 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Joanne. Only if I must. 🙂 A/C is my friend.

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      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        I can imagine it is!

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