A few weekends ago (early July), we drove up to McKee Beshers to see if the sunflowers were out. We didn't expect to see much until late July through mid August. But when we got there, we were unexpectedly greeted by the most amazing and beautiful sight of a golden field of sunflowers. Shooting sunflowers is not as easy as you may think. First of you have to make several trips just so you can catch them while they are fresh. Then forget the golden hour rule of thumb because they go to sleep when the sun is down. The sunflower moves itself in the most direct position in front of the sun so it can get the maximum sun rays. You would have to be under the scorching summer sun in the middle of day if you want to get the most for your photos. Plus these plants are usually 6-8ft high so consider bringing a ladder if you want to shoot down. Not to mention these flowers are bee magnets!
The sight of the sunflower field makes us pause to think just how fast time flies. It reminds us that sometimes time is not counted in days or weeks but just how quickly sunflowers do grow. As summer comes to an end, we're finding that time is not so much measured by the clock or calendar, but by the sudden coolness of a late summer nights breeze, a fading tan line, or just how loud the school bell will ring on the first day of school.
Just where did the summer go, we want to know? Lets enjoy it before these lazy days of summer fade away altogether. Fall is just around the corner!