Harvest Time

Well, I was a week too late to see all the sunflowers in bloom at Valley of the Sunflowers (which I have blogged about 1, 2, 3 other times since September) because they had started to harvest them 2 weeks ago. Today the rest will be harvested to be made into biodiesel fuel and soon the field will be back to brown and they will start the cycle all over again…one more time, in February. After those flowers are harvested, building is scheduled to begin in the formerly empty field. But you will still be able to see, from these photos, how quickly the sunflowers grew and how beautiful the field was…briefly.

And, yeah, their signs got tagged 😦

There have been a lot of articles in the local media in the past couple of weeks. You can also keep up with this truly awesome project in real time on their Facebook page.

They’re gorgeous!

Some bees are going to be very unhappy when the flowers are all harvested.

Bye, sunflowers…


7 responses to “Harvest Time

  1. this is fabulous ..strange with the palms in the background! I love sunflowers!

  2. Cool post and your photos are amazing!

  3. It’s a remarkable development. Very nice series of these pretty flowers that are also so practical.

  4. That is such a great project and a fitting beginning for the building.

  5. Great work you have been doing, and the body of all your works becomes a future legacy 🙂

    Love your stuff!

  6. StrangeLittleGirl Photography

    It’s welcoming to see cheery flowers in your neck of the woods, we have snow in the midwest right now LOL

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