Just home from travels on the rivers and lakes of Russia. Here are some macros that I took in a Russian garden in Mandrogi Village on the Svir River, a day's cruising from St. Petersburg. Most amusing being this photo of a pumpkin carved in Russian. Small world!
And then two examples of Russian sunflowers:
And this fantastic sunflower seed head:
Here's Mandrogi from the boat--a small village where old crafts such as weaving, blacksmithing, and vodka making are demonstrated:
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