Sunflower fields

I don’t think sunflowers were grown as a crop in the UK in my youth although I do see them now. And they do raise a smile when in bloom for they are such bright and cheerful plants.

The summer of 2003 was the very hot year. Perhaps it was a mistake to head south in France that summer and in the end we broke with our traditions. We found a campsite with a swimming pool and decided that was just what was needed, but we did tour around quite a bit as well. This photo was taken before we had gone all that far south. It was about 50 kilometres from the Atlantic coast near La Rochelle.


It has to bring a smile to the face – particularly now (as I write) in late November.

This field, on the same holiday, was at Villefagnan.


That’s some 60 kilometres south east of the previous field.

Just lovely, and no doubt oil is extracted from the seeds.

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2 Responses to “Sunflower fields”

  1. Mom Says:

    I’m planting a circle of these to make a “Fairy House” in the yard for my Granddaughter next spring! I saw this done on a pinterest board and loved it. She’ll like it for the summer, and the birds will love the seeds when the flowers fade 🙂

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