Several areas in the Walled Garden at the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate have been planted up with mixes of sunflowers. This brings in tons of wildlife in the form of pollinators and, as of last week, seed eating birds. Plus it adds some instant sunshine.
Sadly though, they have hardly been seen against brilliant blue skies this summer! So, for a bit of fun, I’ve taken poetic licence with the dull grey heavens in the original pictures and photoshopped some, to my mind much more appropriate, van Gogh skies. I’m sure he’d approve of the sunflowers looking their absolute best!
Of course, in one of life’s little ironies, today is going to be hot and sunny!
Hope you enjoy these anyway.
Wonderful! So clever the way you did this. I hope you see them in real life with a blue sky as background nonetheless. 😃
I go tomorrow, but the prediction is for rain 😦
Charming. Ingenious. Beautiful.
“I am seeking.
I am striving.
I am in it with all my heart.”
– Vincent Van Gogh
I think he’d approve.
Thanks Paz – I’ve not heard that quote before.
The quote an excerpt from a letter to his brother.
Love these, Allison! Brilliant idea. 🙂
You’ve combined them so well that I thought at first the flowers were painted, too! It’s clever idea, and I agree that Van Gogh would approve. Beyond the sunflowers, all the shades of yellow are lovely.
Yes, that whole quadrant of the walled garden is a picture, especially with the huge pumpkins now sticking out of the foliage in the foreground.
Oh that’s clever, Allison! But they must be an amazing sight in real life too, even without the sunny skies – lucky you to have them at work!
They made the vegetable plots a whole lot more dramatic!