Sunflowers are one of my most favourite flowers.
I absolutely adore them.
So, leave it to me to go and get my family lost in 350,000 of them this past weekend.
This is the second year that my family has visited the family owned Sweetfield Farms’ blooming sunflower maze. And, what a blast we had with sunshine and sunflowers glory.
True, it was hot and humid and because of that there was whining aplenty, but all that was soon replaced with laughter and lots of running amok . Thankfully, there was plenty of shade along the path and even a couple of cooling stations strategically placed throughout the maze as we explored its many pathways. With my oldest sons leading the way and the youngest sitting atop his father’s shoulders for most of the journey, we meandered our way successfully through the five acres of these majestic, towering flowers.
I was just captivated by the gorgeous stalks and lost my boys a few times as I stopped to take photographs … mamarazzi that I am.
After tackling the maze, we stopped for a while and played on the swings and treehouse, had a rubber ducky race or two, planted a couple of sunflower seeds and bought some delicious u-pick green beans which we had for dinner that night.
I love these kinds of family outings — where we’re all outdoors enjoying some good, old-fashioned family fun. If you’re in the Tampa bay area, this is the last weekend the maze will be open so do be sure to stop by.
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