It all started with this post on Facebook:
Those are my friends, Justin and Katie Chu. You might remember their engagement shoot. I asked about this Sunflower Field, and Katie told me it was at the Tecumseh Land Trust in Yellow Springs. So I got home from school on one particular Friday and thought to myself, "Self. Do you want a nap or an adventure?" I chose adventure.
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Fortunately, I had the foresight to text my good friend, Mary Ollier, knowing that I would be passing right by her exit off the highway. Double (or triple) fortunately, Mary, Joe, and Maggie were available to meet me.
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This is truly one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. The sunflowers go as far as you can see. They are planted in rows, and Mary, ever the mathematician and scientist, made observations about the sunflowers. They were clearly planted in rows, but there were dips and valleys we found interesting. We also practiced our personification skills, noting that some sunflowers were taller than others ("Pick me!") and others were turning around to talk to their neighbors.
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I know a lot of these photos look very similar. I couldn't help myself. I just. Kept. Shooting. I also took some time to just admire the field. What a gift.
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And if "Yellow Springs" sounds familiar---yes indeed. Young's Jersey Dairy is right down the street. Thanks, Olliers, for joining me on this adventure. Thanks to the Land Trust and the folks at Whitehall Farm for this beautiful 2017 memory.