Monday, September 05, 2011

It's a sign.

We've just come through the hottest Kansas summer in recorded history.
And a severe drought.
It was a rough one.
To my knowledge, none of the sunflower fields produced anything this year. (Thank goodness farmers have crop insurance.)

But things seem to be settling down now. We're finally getting cooler temperatures.
And one of my favorite things is happening.
Each year these wild sunflowers start popping up everywhere just before Fall.
It's a sign.
Right now they're everywhere!
All along the sides of the roads and in the medians, wild sunflowers show color.

Over the weekend I stopped on the side of the road near my house and grabbed some quick pictures.










We'll surely have some hot days ahead of us, but these wild sunflowers announce that Fall is officially on the way!
Bring. It. On.

Happy Labor Day to you!

18 comments:

Tina said...

Great photos. I love fall. Can't wait for warm apple cider and sweaters ;)
Tina
www.sweetfloweret.com

Wendy said...

One of the many things I miss about living in Kansas...seeing the wild sunflowers pop up everywhere and knowing that summer was on the way out. Lovely.

KayzKreationz said...

I love Sunflowers. Ours burned up in Texas here before they got a chance. Great pics.

The Little Red Shop said...

: )

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Really they just grow wild? That's amazing! I love that picture with the butterfly. Beautiful.

This Farm Family's Life said...

Yet another reason why I want to visit Kansas!

Heather said...

It is a good sign im in missouri and yes the heat was horrid this yr.
Love all your images.

Graceful Moments said...

Very pretty...they look like what we call Black-Eyed Susans...only larger, I guess. We are having a cool day here in the SE due to tropical storm Lee. Feels great!

Non-Stop Mom said...

This weather that we're having now IS amazing, isn't it? Now, if we'd just get some rain....as much as I love hot weather, I'm really enjoying the way it is right now.

:)
Amy

Sarah-Anne said...

happy Labor Day!

Terrie said...

I saw fields of these on the way to Topeka this weekend...beautiful! My husband's uncle actually had several fields of sunflowers near Lindsborg this year...I got to go and shoot pics of them last weekend. They are so gorgeous! I only took almost 500 pictures of them. :)

Lisa @ Life is Crazy Beautiful said...

Thanks for the sunny flowers post! What a great sign it is...I keep thinking these cooler temperatures we are having is a mirage, ha ha.

Just B @ Love Where You Live said...

Beautiful pics! We were on the road this weekend too, and must have seen thousands of these beautiful wildflowers in the ditches. I wanted so badly to hop out and take a few pics, but didn't get the chance. I'm glad you did and that you shared! :)

BARBIE said...

Gorgeous! I love sunflowers!

Country Dreaming said...

BRING IT ON!! I second the motion.


Melinda

Marlene said...

Beautiful pictures. This is just what I needed, right now. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

THEY LOOK LIKE BLACK EYE SUZANS

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

We have black eyed susans here too, but those are something different. They have a large raised brown bump in the center and don't get 10 feet tall like the sunflowers do.