This past weekend (Labor Day 2019) my wife and I made a terrific discovery — a sunflower farm only 30 minutes away. Unfortunately, this find was a couple weeks late. In our defense, the peak of sunflowers was supposed to be the day we went to visit, but the strange weather patterns made the sunflowers peak a couple of weeks earlier that was anticipated. We will definitely be on the lookout next year.

Despite the flowers not being at their peak, it was a pretty impressive site and photographing them was fun. A sea of yellow with most of the maidens having their heads bowed in reverence or looking for something. A couple of upstarts had their heads held high, but they were the exception. What I found interesting was the ease at which you could tie human-like attributes to these forms, which occasionally was helped by people pulling out the seeds to make faces.

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