Thursday, 6 October 2016

Sunflower days













At the beginning of September, the girls and i did our yearly road trip to the heather field. On the way home, i spied a yellow field in the distance and as we came closer, i realised it was sunflowers! I had been looking for a sunflower field all summer because the one we visited last year was a different crop this year. I was so excited. I did a pretty illegal u-turn on the busy A road and parked in a layby. The girls and i walked to the sunflower field and i just couldn't contain my excitement. I was that excited to get to them, that i left my main camera in the car so i just took some phone pictures.

After a little while, the farmer came over. I was a little worried that i would be in trouble as it was his land, but he was lovely and was pleased we had stopped to admire his field. We spoke a little and he said he had planted them as he loves bee's and wanted to help them this year. I made him promise that he would plant some next year too! He also said that the girls and i took pick some bunches. He was a very lovely farmer and didn't really have to be nice considering we were technically trespassing!

The girls picked the flowers that they wanted to for their own bunches and i picked a few of the old ones that were starting to die so that i could collect the seeds from the heads. That evening, i sat and harvested the seeds and put them into little envelopes, ready to plant in the garden and, hopefully, start out own little patch in the garden.


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  1. Keri-Anne, your adventures with your children look so enchanting and wonderful. where in the world do you live, can I ask? the landscapes are gorgeous. xx

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    1. Thank you so much. I live in England. x

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  2. Aw how beautiful are your photos. I would love to find a sunflower field near us. I will have a look next summer. We actually grew a few sunflowers of our own this year and they were huge. They really were beautiful. xx

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    1. Thank you so much. We are hoping to use the harvested seeds to grow our own :)

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  3. these photos are just gorgeous. Even with the clouds, the colours and styling all work together well x

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    1. Thank you very much. I actually prefer cloudy days for my pictures so they are not too bright and full of shadows :)

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  4. What a nice farmer! Awesome photos, nice you got yourself in there too.

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  5. Oh my goodness, those pictures are amazing!! Fab captures x

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    1. Thank you Kellie. So happy you like them. It is amazing what an iphone can capture x

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  6. What a nice chap that farmer was! I love sunflowers, they're just so majestic!

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    1. He really was. A very lovely man :) x

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  7. I love sunflowers and would have been exactly the same as you if I'd spotted a field full of them x x

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  8. Oh how lucky you spotted that field, I would love to find one but I have't so far. Beautiful pictures!

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  9. Oh I love sunflower fields. I never took the kids to one. Not even sure if there is one close to us. Hopefully we'll get the chance one day.

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    1. They are so rare. I just drive around the countryside trying to spot any x

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  10. Thanks for sharing !!! I love sun flower....

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