Every year, Buttonwood Farm throws their annual Sunflower for Wishes Festival to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. In July, we drove to the Eastern border of Connecticut to see the thousands of sunflowers for our very first time. We were absolutely blown away by the field of yellow that greeted us!
How amazing! Have you ever seen this many sunflowers at once?!
Sunflower fields bring me back to sophomore year of high school, when I took Introduction to Painting. Our first assignment was to paint a field of sunflowers using watercolors! I still remember the colors we used: burnt sienna, raw umber and some sort of yellow. Was it yellow ochre?
Anyhow, that painting was probably trashed or lost in a closet somewhere, hahaha.
I love testing his patience by squeezing him into small spaces. He’s a good sport. Not to mention, adorable.
Sunflowers were handed out by the bundle with an encouraged donation of $10.00. Otherwise, their sunflower field was free to roam and photograph. (Thank you, Buttonwood!)
Once the festival is over, they let their cows loose in the field to eat all the sunflowers. How a’moosing!
Buttonwood Farms offers hay rides through the sunflower field for a small fee, but we were more interested in their adorable train of cows! This time around, we passed on the opportunity, since we felt too old. But maybe someday, when we have kids, we can enjoy the cow train with them!
As you can see, there were so many photo opportunities at the Sunflower Festival. The hardest part is deciding which to make my next profile picture! While the next event for 2018 hasn’t been advertised yet, you can expect the festival to take place around the last two weekends of July in Griswold, Connecticut. In the meantime, you can visit their farm for homemade ice cream and their corn maze!
What is your favorite type of flower?
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