I took these pictures in February 2014 at The Shire from The Hobbit film set. It is summer time in New Zealand. Sunflowers were planted in most of the gardens and in front of some of the Hobbit holes. The sun was shinning bright and blue clouds set a picturesque backdrop. The gardens were fresh, green, and bright with an array of colorful flowers. The sunflowers were the tallest and most appealing with their black eyes.
Ah Sun-flower! weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the Sun:
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the travellers journey is done.Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow:
Arise from their graves and aspire,
Where my Sun-flower wishes to go.