New field pics as of 5:00 this evening. More sunflowers are popping! Yay! Hurray! Whoot! (Did I just say "whoot?")
These, along with the majority, are still not there yet. Taking their time.
with that giant thunderhead in the background.
Have I mentioned that after a sunflower gets to a certain stage in development, it refuses to turn it's head to follow the sun. They fix themselves to stare East. Why East? Because they like to watch the sunrise. (Okay, I just made that last part up.)
When I was out taking pictures this evening, I stumbled upon this lovely mother/daughter pair(and lovely Grandma who stayed in the car). Three generations out seeing the sunflowers. Isn't that a wonderful thing? And here's the kicker...they drove all the way from Michigan! This is Melissa and Maria, my new friends...because you can't have too many friends! And you never know, I may just need a place to stay in Michigan someday. Sadly, they missed the field in it's prime, but I think they were still enjoying themselves. And I love that they were both wearing pink! When I have my picture taken in the flowers this year, you can bet I'm going to be wearing pink!