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.