Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Sunflower Farm

About 30 minutes away from me, near the wonderful town of Lawrence, Kansas ( Home of the Jawhawks), is a beautiful sunflower farm. Early Sunday morning we went there to take photos and cut some sunflowers.

You just can't capture the beauty of fields of sunflowers, with all their little faces turned toward the sun. I don't think God was in church either, He was here!


There were several cars pulled over with people taking photos. I saw a cute family taking some portraits in the fields. I came prepared with a step ladder, because these are soooo tall I needed the ladder to look over the field. 


This is my view standing in front of them on the ground. I am 5'3 and these were at least two feet taller than me.




Sunflowers really do follow the sun. Here is the backs of all of them. 


The butterfly on the top center sunflower really blends in. 

These sunflowers are grown for bird seed, not florist stock. 


SO, after taking about 80 photos and chasing butterflies and dragonflies to photograph, we finally settled down to cutting some flowers. 


There is a can to put money in for the sunflowers you cut. One dollar a flower, what a bargain. We had so much fun even in the heat. A big breakfast in town, and we headed home. 


Hope you enjoyed seeing the sunflower farm, and I will be back with photos of sunflower arrangements!

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29 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful photos. Looks like a sunflower field in Tuscany. $1 is a good price. xo

Sylvia said...

Simply wonderful ! Someone once said " We are all golden sunflowers inside "

andrea@townandprairie said...

Holy cow! This makes our three garden sunflowers pale in comparison. If anything could make me slam on the brakes, the sight of that field would! WOW! Now following, Andrea B.

Marigene said...

Wow, had no idea there was a sunflower farm up there! Great photos.

I went to the new Savers yesterday, but wasn't very impressed with the selection...or at the other 2 locations, either! Guess with the economy no one is donating anything other than junk!

Shirley said...

Wow, I would love to see that! Amazing! And just think, the heads of the sunflowers are always turing with the sun!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a gorgeous vision! I love sunflowers! You got some beautiful shots!

Light and Voices said...

Sunflowers are so bright and sunny and beautiful. Your photographs of this field of sunflowers are awesome.
Joyce M

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Fantastic photos of a favorite flower ~ just awesome!

~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor) on Blogger linked w/Outdoor Wednesday

debra said...

Beautiful! At first I thought to myself "I didn't even know there was such a thing as a sunflower farm" And then if you ever talk to yourself / answer yourself as I just did...my next thought was "DUH where do you think all the sunflower seeds in bags come from! " I suppose this is such a farm! ? Whatever the photographs are just stunning!

joanne said...

If I am ever in Kansas, I won't miss this awesome place....the photos are fabulous too.....funny thing, my husband and I were discussing how they grow enough sunflowers for seed just last night....coincidence??

Leslie's Garden said...

Oh Wow! I've never seen anything like that! A whole field of beautiful sunflowers! Unbelievable!

Honey at 2805 said...

The sunflowers are amazing! Thanks for sharing them at Potpourri Friday!

Linda said...

Paradise with beautiful sunflowers. It would be wonderful to see them. Thank you for sharing them. I can't seem to make my sunflowers last very long. Any ideas? I am your newest follower. I hope you come by to visit.

T!na said...

OH WOW! I could look at that farm for hours and just smile.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful sunflower photos. And you could buy them for $1.00! I happened to drive by a sunflower field last summer and got some photos.
Visiting from Potpourri Friday.

Kathy Moody said...

What beautiful photos. I love sunflowers. I noticed you are a teacher, too. I'm your newest follower. I can't believe I have to start school on Tuesday. The summer has flown by.

Sarah said...

Oh, my, what a happy sight! I would love to live near a sunflower farm. A friend brought me a bouquet of huge sunflowers from her farm just last week, but she doesn't have fields of thee growing like you showed.
Time to replace them now. Guess I'll stop by the flower market tomorrow.

AshTreeCottage said...

What a treat it must be to visit this farm in person. So spectacular! Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos with us.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Misty DawnS said...

How beautiful and fun!

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful sea of sunshine! Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I would love to see a field of sunflowers. That is so neat that you can cut them and leave a dollar for each one. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

Kathy Moody said...

Hi sweet friend, I just wanted to let you know that I have the Liebster Award waiting for you! HUGS

On Crooked Creek said...

Pat,
WoW! These nearly took my breath away! You have an amazing shot of the butterfuly on the bloom! Ours On Crooked Creek are grown for our pleasure and for the birds, as well! Thank you for sharing. . .I L O V E Sunflowers, too!
fondly,
Pat

simplyfarmhouse said...

I planted ten pounds by hand..buying them at a local feed mill. Turns out they was dwarf in size..LOL Still beautiful and Many folks slow down to see the little guys.

Beautiful photo's what a neat Idea a dollar a flower.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

How delightful! There's a sunflower farm about an hour away that I would normally go to - I missed this year - it is such an awesome sight to see all those sunny blooms together! And, a dollar a bloom is such a bargain! Love the honor system too! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday - your post will be highlighted in tonight's party post!
Kathy

Angela said...

So, So beautiful!!!

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

I'm a Kansas girl too and appreciate that the sunflower is our state flower and you have featured it beautifully. Stop by sometime. I'm your newest follower.

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Hello Pat: Wow--what a gorgeous part of the country you live in--those sunflowers are just amazing, and I am in awe of your photography skills! I really liked the sunflower with the butterfly--sunflower cammo it appeared to be wearing! Thank you so much for sharing this with us--it was a treat!

ann k said...

Pat,
Thank you so much for posting this - I ran across it looking at your sunflower tablescape post. I have always wanted to see a sunflower field like this - in fact it is on my bucket list!! I am going to pin your photo of the filed to my pinterest page.