If you love sunflowers as much as I do, here’s some visual inspiration for you!
My husband stumbled across this field of sunflowers while driving home from a hike in the mountains. Knowing my delight over this kind of scene, he took me back there — equipped with my camera– so I could take some photos which someday I’ll turn into a series of oil paintings.
While we were out traipsing through the field, somebody pulled over and told us this patch of land is planted with 3 acres of sunflowers every summer. He said that the flowers are never harvested, just left out for the birds to enjoy all summer.
My thought is that some farmer plants this field simply for his wife’s enjoyment. There’s a pretty white farm-house right across the street, so I picture her sitting on the big front porch, enjoying her sea of sunflowers for several months of the year.
I would choose the field of sunflowers over a bouquet of store-bought flowers any day!
Here’s a link to the five sunflower paintings I painted earlier this year.