July 31, 2010

sunflower fields forever.....

have you ever seen a field of sunflowers
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i have
and
i feel like i need to add this to my journal of
wow
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wouldn't you
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around here you see fields of corn. fields of strawberries. fields of pumpkins. fields of soybeans. fields of christmas trees. and fields and fields of cows.
but
this sunflower field
is one of kind
here
and
made the front page of the sunday newspaper
so now you know how special it is
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and
can you believe
it's just 2 miles down the road from where we live
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if you look at the field long enough
i think there's something about the color yellow
that kind of makes you want to run naked
through it
*
but
i have seen the bugs that live there
hundreds and hundreds of bugs and bees and creepy crawly things i don't have names for
and
those sunflowers are kind scratchy
so there goes that dream
~
but
it was fun for a few seconds
*

34 comments:

  1. Awesome! On a road trip one year we rode past several fields of tall sunflowers. I couldn't pull the camera out of my jacket fast enough and I've always wanted to go back to find that spot. Where is this field? And if I go I'm not going to run into you running out of there n-e-k-e-d am I? If so, I've got the camera ready (hee hee).

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  2. this is beautiful. i've never seen so many sunflowers in a field in my life. as for running naked... i think i'd wait until nightfall at least, :)

    have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. Maybe not okay for naked running but it sure is a treat for the eyes. What a large field. You lucky duck that it is so close.

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  4. i found these sunflower fields on my way out east one year, and since then, have never stopped trying to paint them... they live in my mind. i hope, friend, you can join me for imperfect prose on thursdays... your words sing.

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  5. Definitely a WOW! I've never seen a field of sunflowers, except in photos or movies.

    I guess the bugs will have to do the flower "streaking" instead of you. They're probably used to the scratchiness.

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  6. what an incredible sea of sunshine ...

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  7. this is my first. incredible!!!

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  8. it's almost like there is some kind of hidden message in the middle. very cool!

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  9. Wow.. how beautiful. No, I've never seen a field of sunflowers. I'm so glad that you shared yours.

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  10. LOL... well If I still had my 20 year old figure I'de say YES, let's run naked through those fields.. HOWEVER.... my 45 year old body thinks not. The spirit, however.. still soars.

    Beautiful shot.. and just 2 miles away? Lucky girl.

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  11. Oh my goodness...that is so absolutely stunning!!! Have you been making any cards with your photographs? I would love to see your combination of photos with your stunning paper art style. You really are amazing.

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  12. Oh , Beth,
    just when I think you can't possibly get any better.... then
    this!!

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  13. How beautiful! I am so glad you took this photo to share and to remember for yourself. Come winter, we'll need it! Acres of sunshine.

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  14. this is an amazing shot beth...minus the crawly things!!

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  15. i love that you linked up :)

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  16. Gorgeous. The town I live in has several sunflower farms on the east side of the lake...if you plan just right, you can get a view of a sunflower field with the lake in the background. I think I better head out there right now...:)
    And probably the right choice about the naked thing, ouch, although in theory it sounds like tons of fun!

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  17. I haven't seen a mini field around a pumpkin patch - which was beautiful.... I hope to find some beautiful fields this next week. I'm aching for some country viewing...

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  18. Thsi is gorgeous! I've always wanted to see a sunflower field but have never come upon one. Thanks so much for sharing this!

    xo Erin

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  19. Beth...that is one STUNNING field...gorgeous.

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  20. 與人相處不妨多用眼睛說話,多用嘴巴思考. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  21. Amazing and no I haven't seen a field of sunflowers until you posted this picture. Thank You. Have a great weekend.....:-) Hugs

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  22. oh my gosh! I have never seen a sunflower field that went on forever like that one. It is a beautiful picture.

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  23. fields of sunshine....BEAUTIFUL!!

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  24. My favorite flower and I LOVE the photo!

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  25. wow wow wow is right

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  26. running naked through all that yellow... I am grinning ear to ear. Thank you. =D

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  27. I love your field of sunflowers. Gorgeous! Yep, they would be scratchy and buggy, but it is fun to imagine.

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  28. In the 70's Mr O and I drove across country and we had to stop at the most amazing field of sunflowers...I have never forgotten it and have never seen another one...you captured my memory perfectly:)

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  29. that is absolutely beautiful. We have a lot of sunflower fields in South Africa. When I was a student, I use to stop by the fields on Sunday afternoons as I headed back to varsity and pick a few for my room. They make a righteous mess, but not before luring the sun indoors.

    i love sunflowers!

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  30. this is amazing.
    amazing.

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  31. weird...I took almost the exact same picture last summer in France...sunflower fields were everywhere!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth