Friday, August 28, 2009

the scent of sunflowers






kansas is famous for its sunflowers, something i didn't know when we moved here three years ago. they are so beautiful that it really doesn't matter that they have no scent. even the sign next to this field wryly admits that you can stick your nose into a sunflower, but all you'll get is sunflower oil all over your face.

for more whiffs of the world, visit caroline, who chose the weekword aroma. thanks for all who signed up for the groovy doodle giveaway - i'll keep it open until wednesday, september 2nd. feel free to pass on the link to the post!

have a great weekend!

41 comments:

~Valentina~ said...

Aimee! Sunflowers always make me happy! *LOVE* the pictures :)

Christy said...

WOW! It's beautiful! Is this out west of town?

Krissy said...

pretty pretty!

Diahn said...

Wow - that last photo - I've never seen so many sunflowers all at once! Beautiful!

Inner Toddler said...

these are unbelievable pictures!

remistuff.blogspot.com said...

Sunflower has alway been my favorite flower. My Dad was from Kansas and I guess seeing the fields as a young child impressed me. Thanks for bringing back those memories.

Caroline said...

Your pics are just fab kj - I was half expecting you to reveal that they do in fact have an aroma!! Silly me!Are those you girls? Aren't they just gorgeous!

Shell said...

Wow. Sunflowers are beautiful. Your pictures are wonderful too.

Sandy said...

Ahh wow that's a great photo. I moved from Kansas City to California when I was 10 and still miss my little home town.

L'Atelier said...

beautiful photos and girls!
i can nearly get the wiff from over here :)

May said...

Lovely pictures :)

Linda Sue said...

Whoa! the last shot of flowers telescoping out into the vast expanse of kansas, flatter than a pancake- is surreal!

Carmen said...

Bliss! These images take me back *home* to Kansas.

whenigrowupcoach said...

I don't recall ever seeing a whole field of sunflowers. How crazy is that? The thought never even crossed my mind! Thanks for showing me something so unique & beautiful on a dreary NYC Friday...

Lori said...

Gorgeous!

Nicky Linzey said...

Wow, fantastic flowers and beautiful girls. These views are breathtaking.

soulbrush said...

i absolutely adore sunflowers, my very best flowers, so proud, so glorious, so summery...and aren't your girls absolute beauties? i have opened an etsy shop eeeek

cindy said...

so gorgeous! i love the last photo, but not more than your cute daughters. enjoy your weekend!

●• Thereza said...

ohhhhhh all those sunflowers and the girls are putting a huge smile in my face! lovely :)

Pat said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Definitely worth a trip to Kansas to see that!

painted fish studio said...

wow-o-wow... it brings back a childhood memory of sunflower fields south of minneapolis on the way to gramma & grampa's house. they stopped planting sunflowers there about 20 years ago, and it's been that long since i've seen a sunflower field. wish i was there.

cactus petunia said...

Holy Cow! Sunflowers as far as the eye can see...amazing!

Peggy Fussell said...

Beauty & Beauties as far as the eye can see!! Great photos.

aimee said...

yes, i agree, these flowers are amazing! this field is part of grinter farms, about 10 miles northeast of downtown lawrence. you can see more pictures and get directions on their blog:

http://krisgrinter.blogspot.com/

thanks for your sweet comments on my two little sunflowers - i think they're cute, too :)

steve said...

Wow, what a fantastic field to discover (and photograph) Aimee! Your kids will look back at these with you someday and smile once again!

Veja cecilia said...

just love those photos, and sunflowers:)

Anairam said...

What a great whiff of sunny goodness!

kendalee said...

You're so right Aimee, who needs a smell when they are so beautiful? And even prettier in the hands of your lovely girls!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh my goodness, they stretch on forever! You went to the Land of Oz. Why, look at those wondrous beauties. And the sunflowers aren't bad, either. :)

If I get a pimple on my nose from the oil, I am blaming you.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Beautiful !!! flowers, of course... and... girls !!! Lovely ! There is a lot of sunflowers in the part of the country where I was born... so your association of children and flowers, is more than a souvenir for me ;)

Aris said...

lovely flowers, beautiful girls(:

kj said...

hello aimee!

i love sunflowers. i try to grow some every year, sometimes successful, sometimes not. around august, they are my favorites in the house--they and zinnias.

your girls are beautiful.

xoxo

heather smith jones said...

i was about to ask you where this field is but i see the answer in your comments. i must go there. your photos are beautiful!

Ces said...

I have never seen such beauties! And the blooming sunflower background is perfect for them!

Cris Siqueira said...

I can't wait to visit kansas!!

love sunflowers

Ces said...

Go see what The Bella Sinclair has done!

Arija said...

I saw what your beautiful post and lovely girls inspired on Bella's blog and had to come over to see for myself. Your profusion of sunflowers is truly inspirational. Thank you for the magic.

Carol Lawecki said...

Hello! I found my way here through Bella's blog. What an awesome sight :) A field of Sunflowers! What a cheery picture, it is pure sunshine! It would be fun to visit the field and watch the birds trying to get to the sunflowers. Have a great day!

BT said...

Oh such wonderful sunflowers and beautiful girls too. I know I read this post the other day and can't believe I didn't post!

RockerJewlz said...

I wasn't able to visit my sister this year and the huge sunflower fields near her home so I fully appreciate your photos. In fact, your photos inspired Bella to draw them so between the both of you I feel fulfilled with my view of sunflowers for the year after all.

Thank you.

Christine said...

WAUW! Amazing view