|Happiness in a basket.|
|Not a cloud in sight, which is why these pictures aren't the best.|
|Me, Niki, and Abbey with our glorious bouquets of sunshine.|
|At home with my beauties.|
The day was perfect: sunny, breezy, very little humidity, and with a bright blue backdrop. We couldn't have asked for better sunflower picking weather. My girlfriends and I went to Burnside Farms where (after a $3 entry) they supplied baskets, shears, and a seemingly endless supply of sunflowers. Each stem was $1.50 and I tried my best to get the biggest, prettiest ones they had.
If you want to do something fun this Summer, I highly suggest frolicking in a field of sunflowers. In fact, I bought a season pass for just a dollar extra because I realized how wonderful it would be to casually stop by the farm, frolic for a bit, cut a few sunflowers, and brighten my home at any time during the season. There's something very wholesome and satisfying about that.
$3 entry, or $4 for an entry/season pass
Wear proper shoes if it's been rainy.
They supply baskets, but I suggest you bring some way to give
them water for the ride home because they wilt fairly quickly.
Cut at an angle and trim the bottom leaves because the leaves shouldn't touch the water they're in.
Don't be alarmed by the bees; they're quite friendly and are only interested in the flowers.