Saturday, September 22, 2012


I had been hearing for a while about a patch of sunflowers near me. On Facebook, a lot of people were talking about them and how pretty they were. So yesterday I decided to go see for myself.

The flowers were about 20 miles west of me and I went with the single purpose of seeing them. (Sorry, Sam, I didn't do the 3 trips things yesterday). I drove watching both sides of the road hoping I wouldn't miss them. And topping a hill, there they were. There was no way to miss them, they were bright, bright yellow and standing proudly right beside the road.

If that isn't a taste of sunshine, I don't know what is. Their yellow flowers and green stalks and leaves against the blue September sky......AH, lovely.

I wasn't the only one stopping to take pictures. Apparently the word has gotten around to many people. There were several cars slowing down to take a look and several more stopping for pictures. With smiles on their faces, men and women got out of their cars and walked around snapping pics. How can you not smile when faced with all this sunshiny happiness?

I like how the old barn looks as a backdrop to the sunflowers. Oh my what a lovely day I had yesterday. It was a perfect cure for the "out of sorts" feeling I had a few days earlier. And finally a photo for Sue at

I hope you like it.

As always, thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day wherever you might be.



  1. Amazing, gorgeous sunflowers. They're so lush and solidly yellow. And a barn in the background! I love it. AND a building quilt (don't quite know what else to call it). Thanks, Sharon. Great photos. :)

  2. Hi Sharon,you cant help but smile when you see sunflowers can you? Tony remarked to me that he thought there were lots of them dotted about this year, but I think its just that they b loomed late and are still around when other flowers are now fading.

  3. How gorgeous are they! I'd have made the journey too! Lovely photos!
    BH x

  4. What a gorgeous sight! I adore Sunflowers. I remember driving through country Idaho with my Great-Grandfather who lived there and seeing fields of Black-Eyed Susans, a poorer cousin to the Sunflower I reckon but still lovely. Mel x

  5. Sharon! Thank you for visiting me, which encouraged me to come visit you!! What wonderful pictures of the sunflowers!!! I look forward to getting to know you better through your blog!!!! xx from Gracie

  6. Such beautiful flowers. I adore them, and the thought of retiring to a sunflower farm in the south of France has always appealed! Thank you for sharing the sunny smiles :D

  7. Stunning Sunflowers! Hello from your new follower.

  8. What beautiful sunflowers!?
    I'm a new follower too, and a big thank you for following me too
    Sarah x

  9. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I really appreciate it. What an amazing sight that field of sunflowers must be. It looks beautiful. Sadly a sight that would never be seen here in wet and soggy Ireland!