Hi guys! I’m headed up north to my friend’s cabin for the weekend so I’ll be taking a social media break for a couple of days. Rather than leaving you hanging though, I thought I’d spread some sunshine.
But first, I want to thank those of you who responded to my ‘for sale.’ post on Wednesday. I’ve got sales pending pickup for almost everything. The lamp with the green base is still available, and the blue ironing board. I have some fun ideas for re-working that ironing board, so I won’t be disappointed if it doesn’t sell ‘as is’. Also, if you didn’t leave a comment to be in the running for one of my ‘hello fall’ book page banners, you can still do that. Just leave a comment on that post by Sunday at midnight.
OK, moving on. Back on Labor Day weekend, my sister, my niece and I drove up to Andover, MN to check out some sunflower fields.
My sister-in-law had mentioned these to us the last time we got together, so we just had to check it out.
The team at Fish Sunflowers has been planting random sunflower fields for five years now. As they say on their website, their ‘goal is to spread joy and provide a free and beautiful place for families, photographers and sunflower fans to gather and soak in the beauty! No politics. No donations or admission fees. Just joy, joy, joy!’
So, all you have to do is show up and enjoy.
This year it looks like they planted 11 different fields around the Twin Cities. You can find a list of their locations and the dates they are open here. Although I’ll tell you now, they are all done this year except for the Albert Lea field. But if you’re local, keep this in mind for next year. Or maybe you need to take a road trip to Albert Lea this weekend!
We happened to visit on an overcast day, but I always think that’s a good thing for photos. No glaring sunshine, no harsh shadows, no washed out colors.
I was surprised to find that there were props provided at each of the sites, and in some cases quite significant props.
Both of the fields we visited had a piano.
And one of them had a mirrored vanity.
How cool is that? Although I have to admit that part of me really wanted to rescue that vanity!
I’m curious, does anyone plant sunflower fields like this where you live? Or maybe you are a local and have been to one of the Fish Sunflower fields. If so, be sure to leave a comment and let me know!
Hope I was able to spread a little sunshine with this post. I’ll be back next week with some more painted projects, so be sure to stay tuned.