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!