For the couple weeks that our sunflowers have been going bloomin’ crazy, I’ve kept saying I should set up the cam all up in one’s face and get me an elongated timelapse — and then promptly ignored myself.

Until today.

If I were really sharp I would’ve set it up first thing in the morning and tried for either a dawn-to-dusk or a full 24-hour cycle, but I didn’tget my ass in gear until about a half-hour ago. So you’ll have to settle for an 11:34 a.m. to dark (or to 7-ish tomorrow morning) capture. Of course, that’s presuming the cam/computer/software doesn’t crap out in the interim, so we’ll have to wait and see.

In the meantime, here’s perhaps my most grandiose timelapse (and one of my most popular vids), grabbed two years ago next month from atop the steep pitch of our roof, that I clambered up with the cam, tripod and laptop (and extension cords, and an umbrella to shade it all from the withering sun) and pointed the lens northward at storm clouds that built out over and beyond the San Gabriels: