On the way home from Grandma's Pumpkins last week, we noticed a field of sunflowers on her neighbor's property. I, of course, yelled "COOOOL!!!" and Dave rolled his eyes. It was dusk so we didn't stop, but I made a mental note to go back when I had the chance and pick some sunflowers!
When I was telling Bonnie about it, she reminded me that I'm terrified of sunflowers and corn fields. Horror movies have ruined a lot of things for me, but sunflower fields and corn fields are the worst. Good thing these sunflowers are only knee-high. So there was no crying, no anxiety, and no running upstairs to get away from the psycho killer chasing me because I had sex and did drugs.
It's honor system, so I dropped my $2 in the moneybox, snapped some pics, and picked 6 sunflowers :)
A lot of the flowers were wilted because it's been so dry since the spring (except the recent 2-days-straight rainstorm), but there were plenty of good ones to choose from.
Here are my 6:
I brought them home, cleaned them up a little, and put them in one of my Mason jars. I think I also got some bugs included in my $2 sunflowers, but they can hang out too.