23 August 2009

Time for sunshine

These sunflowers were photographed near Kazanlak in the Valley of the Roses in Bulgaria. Though they had their backs to me they nevertheless put on a cheerful display.



Kazanlak is probably one of the largest rose oil producing area in the world. By the time we passed through the roses had been harvested, but the visit to the Rose Museum was interesting. Apparently it takes one hectare of roses to produce one litre of rose oil. No wonder it fetches around €6,000 a litre.

These roses were photographed in the car park outside the Rose Museum.

10 comments:

shabby girl said...

What a fantastic shot of the sunflowers!!! Even their backs are beautiful!

Firefly said...

There is very little that gets close to the beauty of a field of sunflowers.

Avril said...

Can't help but smile at a field of bright yellow sunflowers! - whether they have their happy faces facing the sun or drooping when the day is done
Sorry for your sudden loss of your sister.
Welcome to the world little one!

Michelle Johnson said...

There's so many sunflowers here. I've never seen a field of sunflowers before just a small garden. Those roses are beautiful too. Interesting facts surrounding their picture. Have a great day.

Marmsk said...

These are beautiful. Love the sunflowers especially. Eileen

Jeanne said...

Oh WOW, just look at those sunflowers! Fabulous shot!

Bob Johnson said...

Awesome shots!

Anna said...

Max-e magnificent photographs, love the sunflowers. Hope all is well otherwise. Anna :)

Rose said...

Love that field of sunflowers!

BeachILike said...

So stunning!