Field of Dreams

Yesterday my husband and I took a drive – we do that a lot.  I just love getting into the surrounding countryside to see what I can see.  I know I’m not the best photographer and my camera needs an upgrade, but I just love trying to capture what I see.

the drive started out with lovely cotton ball clouds
the drive started out with lovely cotton ball clouds
more cotton ball clouds
more cotton ball clouds

It has been a desire of mine to see a sunflower field.  We tried, a month ago on a trip to Kansas, to find one.  After all, the sunflower is the state flower of Kansas.  But yesterday we went off into the countryside looking for a Missouri State Conservation Area that I came across on Google that shared our last name – Bryson.

We were only about thirty minutes from home and couldn’t find the area.  My husband wanted to turn back but I wanted to go a little further. I love going the extra mile – the adventure of the unknown.

As we turned the bend in the road we spotted a large field full of yellow.  Do I dare to hope?  As we got closer this is what we saw:

field of yellow
field of yellow

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We were thrilled beyond words!  I wanted to go a little further and then turn around and go back and get out of the Jeep to get closer pictures…… But there was a side road up ahead (not paved) that ran along the side of the field.  There was another car there already taking pictures.  We pulled over and here is what I captured:

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Isn’t it amazing??  We were so blessed.  It got better – thanks to my adventure spirit – we kept going on the gravely dirt road.  The unknown.  And guess what?  We found our Conservation Field:

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Made our day!

Enjoy!

cate b 😀

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21 Replies to “Field of Dreams”

  1. Oh cate! How exciting! YIPPEE SKIPPEE that you found that sunflower field AND the conversation area! What an awesome day! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow, sunflowers have really been on my mind lately, don’t know why. Amazing pics, I am so jealous! We don’t have anything like that in South Florida.

  3. What a fun post!! My favorite photo was the one of you standing in the sunflowers. So glad you found them!! When we lived in southern Spain for several years, our pueblo was surrounded by sunflowers– blooming mostly in may/june. I have the best memories of hill after hill of sunflowers… thanks for bringing it all back.

  4. your adventures are always fun! it’s like i’m (we’re) living the dream with you! thanks for the share, it makes for a sunny day seeing all those lovely sunflowers!! 😉

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