Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Things You See Along the Way…

Today, Greg and I braved the weather and made our way down to Griswold, Connecticut, to Buttonwood Farms to see the sunflowers.  We had to go today because tomorrow we are leaving for Ohio to visit relatives and when we get back, the sunflowers are going to be cattle food.
 
On the way down to Connecticut, we went through North Grosvenordale and saw this very beautiful, old mill tower that was built in 1872.


A little further down the road, I saw the bumper sticker of the day:  “Driver may be singing.  Exercise caution.”  Good advice, especially if I am driving and singing!


Once we got to Buttonwood Farms, it started raining really hard so we had to sit for a while and wait.  Then once it let up, we decided that going on the hayride was a smart thing to do just in case it started to rain again and here’s what we saw along the way:




And aren't these kids adorable?


Life being short, we had dessert first.  Mine was Sunflower Ice Cream, which contained caramel swirls, sunflower seeds, honey and some kind of crunchy almond confection.  Yum!


Then we met this distinguished fellow:


On the way home, I noticed this sign at one of our regular restaurants.  They have it right!  It's what's necessary in a summer like this. 


I may see you along the way while we are in Ohio.  If not, take it easy!


17 comments:

augcott said...

I've been wanting to head over to Buttonwood for the sunflowers in like ... forever!!!! Can't believe you went .... and what great shots!

TexWisGirl said...

man, those sunflowers are startlingly beautiful! thanks for braving the weather to share them. love the calf, and the ice cream certainly sounds interesting!

Sandra said...

woo hoo on calves and dogs and ice cream and most of all my favorite flower is the sunflower.

Mary said...

Gorgeous sunflowers! Adorable children! And now i must hunt high and low for some ice cream like that... Hmmm... Have a safe and fun trip!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I literally gasped when I scrolled down and saw that field of sunflowers. Wow! What a treat to see this.

My husband says he worries about me when I'm driving with the radio on--says I don't pay enough attention because I'm too busy singing. But I'm careful!

Terri said...

Love the sunflowers!

MEcoy said...

i love the sun flower sees field and as well
as those two kids

Pamela Gordon said...

I enjoyed seeing the sights on your trip to Buttonwood but the sunflower photos are just gorgeous. Love the ones of the children carrying bouquets. Beautiful!

Chatty Crone said...

I loved all of them - but especially the sunflower one. sandie

The Furry Gnome said...

Worth the trip! And glad to see you have your priorities straight.

Rose said...

Oh, me, I am not even going to try to comment on all I like...let's just say that I really enjoyed the whole set of photos!

Brian King said...

The little calf is a cutie and those sunflower shots are gorgeous! Very nice!

EarthAppleJane said...

What a fun trip you are having! Those sunflowers have brought sunshine into my cold winters day. Wonderful!

Lydia Martin said...

Great post...missed it earlier! Love the sunflowers...great captures all

Debbie said...

what a wonderful set of pretty country images!!

Nicki said...

Love the bumper-sticker and boy, would I get ubber excited if there were a field of sunflowers close - WOW! Great shot.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

those sunflowers are amazing!! one of my favs.

what a cute doggie.

wonder how i missed this post?? ... glad to find it ... big big hugs. ( :