I’ve always dug sunflower season: a last brilliant gasp of summer before autumn. Every sunflower season for the last 3 or 4 years we’ve made a point to find a first rate sunflower field for photo ops with the family. Marshall county has had some of the best in the past, but the farmers I know have moved away from the crop – and they never got into it for the aesthetics anyway. And it’s a 2 + hour drive.
I’ve also heard of fields near Winfield KS through my friends on Facebook, but that’s a 3 hour drive.
There’s a farmer near Lawrence who we’ve discovered – who plants a field most years – and leaves a Karma bucket up so you can cut flowers (1$ apiece I hear) if you want. I’ll search and post again once I find more pictures from years past.
Great photo op
and an excellent excuse for a road trip.
- My blog post with photos from last year at http://dixoncomp.blogspot.com/2010/08/sunflowers.html
- Sunflower field between Lawrence and Tonganoxie: See Farmer’s Wife’s blog at http://krisgrinter.blogspot.com/ I think she has a map to the site on her blog.
I couldn’t find the map on her site so I’ll embed a quick and dirty screengrab.