Just after we passed the Hwy 30 exit we noticed fields of vibrant yellow on each side of the divided highway. I looked a bit closer. "Jim, those are sunflowers."
Acres and acres of sunflowers in full bloom. Gorgeous.
We agreed we had never seen this display before - and we were certain we could not have missed the expanses of glowing color.
On our way home we found a back road that bordered the sunflower fields and stopped for some pictures.
There were two other cars parked - people out, standing waist high in the flowers taking pictures. One mother had stopped with her three year old snapping possibilities for her 2008 Christmas card.
"Isn't this beautiful?"
" I know" she said. " people have been telling me about it so I came over to see and take pictures."
"Is it new. I don't remember ever seeing it before."
" It must be. I live around here and I have never seen it."
" Don't you want a picture with your little girl?" At first she said no, but then she thought it over and handed me the camera.
What a nice memory. A warm. bright afternoon surrounded by vibrant yellow sunflowers - standing straight - with all their heads turned toward the sun.
Are you sure this is PA - looks a lot like Provence.?
And I would have missed this! I bet Aesop would have a fable and a moral to fit this almost missed opportunity.