Fields of sunshine

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

  • I love sunflowers, and today as I drove through the French countryside toward the end of the day, I found myself driving past huge fields full of them. As silly as it might seem, I stopped the car, flung open the door, and just ran off into the middle of one of the sunflower fields. I was literally laughing out loud in absolute delight at coming across a field like this. Pretty soon I was standing among them, taking pictures and snapping goofy selfies, it was so much fun!

    I don’t know what it is about sunflowers that I like so much. I think they just look really happy. I’ve grown them myself, and in 2012 I was surprised to find a large patch of sunflowers growing in Thailand. However, I’ve never seen an entire field covered in sunflowers.

    I’ve seen pictures of such fields, and I’ve always hoped to find one somewhere, so to just come upon them quite by chance was really a wonderful surprise for me. It was a little cloudy, so the pictures I took weren’t as bright and cheerful as they could have been, but notwithstanding that, just being able to stand among the sunflowers was a real treat. Without a doubt, this was absolutely the highlight of my day for sure!

    Stand by this field using Google street view… But sadly, no sunflowers when Google went passed.