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Monday, August 27, 2012

Whitehall Sunflower Farm


This pretty sunflower farm is near my home.
I drove by it this week and had to stop for some photos!




The weather was gorgeous...a perfect day for a photo shoot!


I've heard lots of concern about the lack of bees these days.
Well, I can tell you where they are...they are here!
The buzzing was amazing!



There were several other cars parked and people out enjoying the sight.



The blooms were huge!


Acres and acres!


What a fun stop in the middle of my errands!



71 comments:

  1. First with my burst
    Gloria is again worst hahaha

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    1. oh, you've cause her some hurt
      how can she beat you while she's covered with dirt?
      lol....

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  2. Wow tons of sunflowers at your shore
    Don't think I've ever seen that many here to explore
    Surely the bees knees
    Although could make some sneeze
    Can't even read that sign much
    Just a touch
    And a nice break in the day
    With such a yellow display

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    1. Sunflowers by the ton
      as they soak up the sun.
      wonder if they sell the seeds
      enough to fill you with greed. ha.
      You could plants some seeds up there
      and have a pot of gold at your lair!

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    2. Yeah that could really work
      Would be a nice perk
      I'd split it with you too
      For making the idea come due

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    3. It seems we are destined to split the dough
      now if we could just find it and make it grow! ha.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful!!!! I love seeing sunflowers growing in fields, quite striking! Only 1 around here and it is about 30 minutes away!!!

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    1. it is very fun to see....the yellow catches your eye as you drive by!

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  4. Lok beautiful Betsy I love sunflowers!

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  5. Wow! Beautiful! So much 'sunshine' would compel a happy mood :)

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    1. They look give off a happy feel, don't they? ha.

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  6. What a beautiful sight to see! Love seeing the bees, but surprise there weren't crows in the picture too, or at least some birds...

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    1. I wondered that, too....but I thought maybe it was too early for birds. Do they wait until the seeds are mature and dry? I'm thinking so...

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  7. What a gorgeous spot! The little sunflower patch near my house looks so small in comparison. You've captured some beautiful pictures of those happy flowers. :)

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    1. The little farm behind the field was pretty, too. I'm sure they enjoy living there!

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  8. So, so pretty, Betsy! I love sunflowers!

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    1. Lora! How are you!? So nice to see you here!

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  9. Great pictures Betsy! We have one of those not far from our house as well... but I've always been too "busy" to stop. May have to change that!

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    1. Well, I've never stopped at this one before either! It isn't on my way to anywhere, if you know what I mean...close but not convenient. I'd love to see photos of yours!

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  10. Wow! I've never seen so many sunflowers growing together before. Love how each flower is facing the exact same way.

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  11. oh wow...sunflowers are so beautiful....so bright..a little bit of sunshine...bet this was a pretty amazing place....

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  12. Totally jealous....have wanted to see these for years. I have never seen them grown in big fields here in Wisconsin.

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    1. Hmm...I wonder why that is...maybe it's just a bit too cold there? It was very fun...I can't believe I've never stopped before!

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  13. A sea of yellow happy faces!

    Gorgeous!!

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    1. They really do look like faces! ...and are just as big! ha.

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  14. I'm sure some of those seeds will go to feeding some very happy birds.
    And some for their non-feathered friends, like ME! Love sunflowers seeds.

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    1. I do, too...I sprinkle then on salads a lot!

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  15. very cool Betsy. Never heard of a sunflower farm before, but it's beautiful. Thanks for all the pictures, really a virtual tour here. very nice.

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    1. Thanks Fred....it's always fun to share the photos....

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  16. What a fun place to visit. Sunflowers are such happy flowers; they just make me feel good.

    By the way, I followed your recipe yesterday, wonderfully easy! And you are so right about the delicious aroma that filled the house.

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    1. Oh yeah...so glad you liked those tomatoes! I made them again yesterday, too! Yum!

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  17. Beautiful! When I lived in North Dakota as a child, we would see these types of sunflower farms on the prairie. Just gorgeous.

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    1. I didn't know you lived in North Dakota! How fun!

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  18. I must commend you on such wonderful photos. The first one just bounces off the page at you. WoWser! What a way to capture the visitor. :) And the close up with the bee is my next favorite. We have a farm up the road with some sunflowers but they had moved them to a row along side the corn. And at a glance, I doubt they are as lovely as the ones you posted.

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    1. Thanks, Deb....it really was amazing to see in person. I stood inside the open door of my Jeep to get some of those pictures. I just love the ones that show the vastness of the field. I looked on the signs for a number of acres but didn't see one.

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    2. And was that a self-photo? Great profile. :)

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  19. oh wow what great photos Betsy, thanks for sharing!

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    1. happy to share, christine....it was so fun being there!

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  20. Love the sunflower pictures. I can't imagine a whole field of them. so beautiful. So glad the boys enjoyed the train postcard. I couldn't help thinking how much they would have liked to ride the Silverton railroad. there is an old train in Strasburg ( close to Lancaster) & I was hoping the boys could ride on that when you come in for the wedding next summer. Or maybe you could do a "trial run" in here sooner. So anxious to meet all of Taylors's family. Happy Birthday to "Your mister" & have a nice day!
    Nana

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    1. Hi Nana! I was hoping you'd see my sidebar. :) Lauren brought us some tourist fliers for Strasburg. yes, we will have to take the boys while we are there next summer. That will be their fun part of the trip! :) It will be here before we know it! Taylor and Lauren joined us for lunch. I made Chicken Marsala...for the first time...mainly for her since it's her favorite. And I knew The Mister would love anything with mushrooms in it. :) It was really good! We gobbled it up before a photo could be taken though! haha.

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    2. Actually when I came out of church I had a message from Lauren to check your blog today. I feel so special to have you mention me on your blog. Really appreciate your kind & thoughtful words. I'm sure Lauren Loved the chicken Marsala. sounds delicious..oh,can you tell me where on your blog I can find the recipe for those wonderful looking filled cookies on your home page. I want to try to make them.

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    3. Oh, I didn't realize she had seen it! haha.... and I think she loved the marsala...at least she cleaned up her plate. :) The cookies are homemade oreos. If you put a search for that in the search box at the top left corner, you should pull them up. If you have trouble just let me know. :)

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  21. You have some great shots here of sunflowers.... I'm happy you had a great time!

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    1. Hey, Unks! :) It was lovely...thanks for stopping by!

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  22. Gorgeous! Beautiful art waiting to be painted.

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    1. It really is! I drove by again today and the roads were practically blocked with people stopping for photos! ha.

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  23. What a great array of sunflowers, and one beauty!! Soon I will be putting fall colors in my home, and my sunflowers will go back in my kitchen window.

    Feels so good to be home and sleep in my own bed last night...did a Costco trip this afternoon, so now Old Mother's Hubbard's cupboards aren't bare.

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    1. Oh good...sounds like you're setting back in. If you have food then you're set. haha.

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    1. thanks, rebecca...nice to have you visit here, too!

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  25. Hi Betsy,

    I expanded the picture of the sign to read what it said, I tend to read most things I see. Anyway this is what I could make out of what was written. A few words are not totally clear but I think I can make out most of it. Here goes:

    Whitehall Farm, This beautiful 950 acre farm has been preserved by a 1999 permanent (this word I cannot make out) but I am fairly certain it says: "easement"
    Tecumseh Land Trust
    Founded in 1990, TLT is one of the premier land trusts in Ohio dedicated to preserving farmland through partnerships with landowners___
    Learn more about TLT in INFO Box or 707-9490
    tecumsehlandtrust.org

    Sounds like a wonderful company that is doing such an important job of saving our farmlands in our country. And you takings pictures to share with others really gets the word out there. They show the beauty of our farmlands such as when you also show the cornfields. I am not sure where I would even go to see such beauty. Too much city around here. Thanks so much for sharing these pics with us.

    God bless.

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    1. yes, that's about right for the sign. :) We do have some beautiful farm lands....but I ooh and aah over the mountains when I see the CA bloggers pics! ha.

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  26. Wow, quite a sight! I have never seen a sunflower farm... the photos are beautiful but it must have been even more spectacular in person.

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    1. It was beautiful in person, and really smelled nice, too! Happy first full week of school to you! :)

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  27. What a pretty place to visit! It must have felt like being inside a van Gogh painting!
    PS: I love your earrings!

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    1. well, thanks, Pat! :) And that's a good description...like a painting come to life with them swaying in the breeze and the bees buzzing about...and they even smelled good!

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  28. We go every year! I love to watch the painters! AMAZING! Such a gift to our community!

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  29. We go every year! I love to watch the painters! AMAZING! Such a gift to our community!

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    1. This is my first time going! Was SO fun!

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  30. What a wonderful sight. That has to be the most beautiful of cash crops. And I'm glad to hear about the bees. They're having a hard time over here. My friend has a bee hive and she has had to feed them sugar solution all summer.

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    1. Oh, that's amazing. You should take photos of her hives!

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  31. Wow! Do you realize how rare that is for most people in the U.S., much less the world to see? We lived in Eastern Kansas for 3 years. Never! did we see fields of sunflowers like that...Kansas! I can't imagine what it must be like to see this in person.

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    1. Now that surprises me...I would think KY would have them! ...and especially Kansas!

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  32. Some real beauties there... especially the one with the ponytail. Ha.

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  33. Betsy.can you give one of these sunflowers pictures. ??
    Is for my sister she loves sunflowers like a symbol is really nie:)

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    1. Sure you can....I give you permission. Thanks for asking! :)

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    2. Thanks Betsy I have to ask of course are yours dear:)

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