Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Yellow!

This is the field tonight.  The flowers have really popped in the last week.  
This weekend they should be just gorgeous.

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  1. this weekend we shall be there,, hope we are not denied a visit in the day time.

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  2. Hi Farmer's wife!

    I live in Lawrence and I really wanna come and see the sunflowers with my fiancé this weekend. Can I get an address? Do you charge for the visit? Do you guys open on sundays?

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  3. The field is located at 24154 Stillwell Rd., Lawrence, KS 66044

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  4. One man leaving the field this morning said, "They could make a fortune with a lemonade stand." Yep, it was pretty toasty out there, but people were absolutely enthralled with that sea of yellow. Me, too. It's impressive, even for a city kid from Missouri.

    I learned a couple of new things - that sunflowers are flower heads with zillions of florets - each floret, I'm assuming, is responsible for one seed, and that they keep the bees pretty busy. The Fibonacci spirals of the florets are mesmerizing.

    Also that the myth of sunflowers as heliotropes is just that - a myth. They face east.

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  5. Hmmm... a lemonade stand, huh? Good idea!
    Also, sunflowers are in fact heliotropes. They dutifully follow the sun...right up until the flower petals open...then they fix themselves permanently east.

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    1. I stand corrected, an interesting adaptation.

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  6. I would like to Visit the farm.Till what time your open to tonight or tomorrow.Do u charge for the visit?

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    1. It's just a field so there are no set hours. (daylight is good) No, we do not charge.

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  7. Breathless to say the least for a description of my visit today! The moments that we were meant to live for!

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  8. Thank you so much for posting this (I came via LWJ's post). My husband and I have really wanted to see sunflower field for so long. We moved to Kansas in 2011. Although we really wanted to, we've not seen proposer "Kansas" scene yet. Would you think the flowers are open beautifully until this weekend?

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  9. thank you so much for the opportunity to see your beautiful sunflower field. AMAZING! A picture will not justify walking into the actual field dodging bees and being sprinkled with sunflower Pollen. Farmers are keeping it real! Great job

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad you got to enjoy the field.

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