Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The End of Sunflower Season in Griswold, CT…


Yesterday, Greg and I drove down to Griswold, Connecticut even though it wasn’t the best of days.  We wanted to see the sunflower fields at Buttonwood Farm before the owners of the farm let the cows loose in the fields at 5:00 p.m. today.
 
Since 2004, ten acres of the farm has been planted with sunflowers.  At first, the Buttonwood Farm owners did it just for the beauty of the display, but now they ask for a $5.00 donation from the sunflower admirers and 100% of the donations go to the Make a Wish Foundation.

I love sunflowers and find them to be extremely photogenic in all their phases.  I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.  And if you ever find yourself in Griswold, Connecticut, between July 21 and July 29 (or in our case July 31), it’s worth a trip to Buttonwood Farms, not just for the sunflowers, but also for some of the best homemade ice cream I’ve ever tasted. 






22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that's really beautiful! and i like that the farmer has turned it into a fundraiser for a great cause!

Amy Burzese said...

I love this post. I agree that they are photogenic in each phase. Beautiful and beautiful cause.

Sandra said...

Stunning Sunflower Art! all that beauty, a worthy cause plus the cows get dessert and so did you

Debbie said...

these are just stunning!! they would look wonderful framed and hung as a collage!!

Nicki said...

That first shot is fabulous. I would so love to have a field of sunflowers available as I completely agree with you that they are photogenic at every stage. I have to say that a shot of the cows grazing in a sunflower field with the barn in the background would be pretty cool too.

Beth said...

just gorgeous. lovely shots. just love sunflowers. (:

Mary said...

Fabulous, fantastic sunny favorite sunflower pics. Beautiful.

Mary said...

I sent your link to my non blog friend to see...she loves sunflowers.

Robert Geiss said...

Your pictures are amazing ! Great work ! Please have you all a good new month.

Valéria Souza said...

Amo tudo isso. Flor da felicidade!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Barbara, sunflowers are such wonderful flowers to photograph and your series was great. Are they planted every year at the CT farm? We have family living in New London, CT and maybe next year can plan a trip when they are in bloom again. What a great idea the farm owner had to charge a donation fee.
And, thnks for stopping to visit the F&P, please return anytime!

Pamela Gordon said...

These are just gorgeous photos Barbara. I'd go for the sunflowers and the ice cream too!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous, Barbara! Love the shot with the barn in the background! I haven't seen a sunflower field in a very long time.

Rose said...

What a wonderful idea...and I love your photos. I love sunflowers!

MEcoy said...

are the zombies approaching?
hoho i love sunflower i dont see it much here

Chatty Crone said...

I LOVE sunflowers - they are always looking UP! sandie

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Wonderful post!

Lydia Martin said...

These are really beautiful...I particularly liked the 2nd one..the POV is perfect...(for me anyway)...I agree about sunflowers...I call them funflowers and find them great in every stage

Deno said...

Great set here!

Gunn said...

Love your images!

Kerri said...

Awesome captures!

Stratoz said...

What a cool place