Our little town is quite an interesting and fun place to live. During the summer, there are weekly Farmers Markets, Friday night concerts, monthly Pickers Markets, not to mention special events throughout the year.
This summer, something new was added to a field near our local park. A farmer, rather than planting the usual crops there that would require the spraying of chemicals, planted a huge spread of sunflowers, his late mother’s favorite flower.
It’s impossible to capture the entire field, but just imagine sunflowers as far as the eye can see.
It has become a very popular attraction. I can’t imagine how many photos have been taken. Folks park along the off-the-beaten-path street and walk the short distance to become lost in sunflowers.
For some reason, my mom never really cared for them, but they’ve recently become one of my favorites. Sadly, deer love them, too, so growing them in our yard is
a challenge nearly impossible.
Earlier this week, Motor Man and I took the camera and our handy tripod, and joined the many folks to have had their picture taken there.
This is the pose you get when you have to run through sunflower stalks to beat the timer on the camera. (Yes, I have a remote shutter, but have never taken the time to learn how to use it.)
We took lots of shots, but this was my favorite.
“I love you more than all the bees in a sunflower field.” (unknown)
* Next week, I’m taking a blogging break: my next post is planned for August 20.
~These Days Of Mine~