i was not at my best Wednesday morning
"stuff" was getting the best of me.
Gratefully, i'd made plans to take a little field trip with a friend
and worked hard as we drove together
to let go of the dratted gnat-like bothers still buzzing in my head.
to visit and ramble through a sunflower maze
the largest of its kind on the east coast
and just a few miles from our town.
What an absolute surprisingly delightful
experience this little morning outing turned into!
i've driven past very happy sunflower fields previous summers
and have various types in my garden ever year
but i've never before kept such intimate company
with literally thousands of them
i could not stop smiling
The farmer has sown millions of seeds
so that there will be glorious heads to visit for several more weeks
we can examine them in all their stages
from bud to heavy heads laden with ripening seeds
John Parke (who is a project director with Audubon) and his son Aidan
explained that all of these are black oil sunflowers
and will be harvested and sold as bird seed locally
with support from the Audubon Society's very cool S.A.V.E. program
It was so much fun
and totally turned my head and day around
to spend ...was it really only an hour?
in such sweet company