Today was a day that I needed to get out and try too get some pictures of the beautiful Sunflower fields around the area. They will be losing all their pedals soon before they start their long drying period before the harvest. I knew that a lot of farmers south between Sterling and Strasburg had a lot of Sunflower fields so that is the area that I concentrated on my picture opportunity.
I took some stops along the way finding out that a lot of fields were already drying out but I did find a couple great fields around the Linton and Strasburg areas. It seemed like they also had the largest heads on their flowers as well. The best one even had the most bee's to be found as well. I could literally hear them buzzing around me as I took my pictures. A bit unnerving since I have had a lot of bad stings riding the Harley the past couple years. The farmers in this state seem to all want bee's on their farms but the problem is they all put them right next to the roads... a serious danger to the bikers of this state.
If you got time make your way out for a nice drive and see the beauty of our farm country in our state. This is the best part of the year for this experience along with harvest time where the smells are something you will always remember with a great fondness after experiencing it for yourself.