Sunflowers In Virginia

“I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life that the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.”

― Helen Mirren

I had no idea there were sunflower farms in Virginia! Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery graciously allowed my husband and I to take pictures even though they weren’t open to the public at that time.

Fields of A Thousand Suns
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Goochland, Virginia

As you can see, the clouds were beautiful and dramatic, making the sunflower fields even more beautiful. When a gentle wind came through, they nodded their heads in unison, making for a field of golden delight.

“A sunflower field is like a sky with a thousand suns.”

― Corina Abdulahm-Negura

Plentiful Sunflowers

There were bees everywhere, along with wasps and butterflies. Many sunflowers had multiple bees on them too, rolling in the pollen.

Competition for a Sunflower

The opportunity for taking these photos was unexpected. And what a gift it was! All kinds of pretty pictures came home with us, along with the memories of walking the fields and seeing all that beauty around us. It was a wonderful day.

Flowers Nature Virginia

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    • You know, squirrels like sunflowers too. The next time you see a sunflower, watch and see if a squirrel shows up! Then be sure to go nuts and let everyone know too.

      Love ya!

    • I bet those are just great to see! We’ve since discovered there are a number of fields around Virginia, but not too close to the house unfortunately. Still, we might try to get out there for more pictures.

  1. You really must drive through Kansas sometime. There are acres and acres of sunflowers in bloom. I guess to harvest the sunflower seeds. It is quite a site – Kath

    • Actually, I have driven through Kansas (for a hearing in Topeka) and those fields are awesome! That’s part of why I was so surprised to see that here. We see rows of tobacco, cotton and soybeans, but very little corn or sunflowers.

      We’d moved away from the Midwest before we were doing digital photography (yes, many years ago). But I’d love to get those fields. They truly do go on forever.


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    • Thank you! Who are you? I went back through your blog and feel like I should know you. . . but I don’t recognize it. Congrats on the move to Florida!

      • I have been following you a long time but I feel like you disappeared for awhile. I knew you as dogear6?… I think. We might have done textures together on a texture challenge. I used to be Rural Rambles and then Under the Oaks. We moved to Florida last year and I changed the blog to Under the Palms. We go back and I am like you… feel like I know you but not sure how. I recognized your textures and edits right away. Thanks for the good wishes with our Florida move. It was always part of the plan… from Missouri to Florida :)

        • I did disappear for a while. Between work and some creative discouragement, I haven’t done much the last few years (even the photography, let alone blogging). I retired a year ago and am slowly getting back into everything.

          Thanks for stopping by and reminding me that we were friends once upon a time. Yes, I think it was through Patti and Hugmama.

          • Wishing you all the best with respect to getting back into everything, blogging, and picture taking. I didn’t post for over a year and I can’t get any motivation to pick up my camera and click. Putting a blog post together is an effort. I need to click some pictures because I can’t do a post without a picture! I am an inconsistent blogger :) Thank you for the follow. Nice to see your pictures again… and you.

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