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.

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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.

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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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