There is something about sunflowers that I find irresistible. I know, it’s a platitude, everyone loves sunflowers, what is not to like. I don’t care. When I drive past a field of these HUGE heads turned to the sun I just think it’s the happiest, most beautiful plant ever. It’s as if it is saying “wheeeee!!” with extra eeee’s for how happy it is.
I often think about a post on the blog Traveler’s Tales that explain why not all years are “sunflower years“, so I am happy that this year there seem to be more sunflowers than ever on my weekend drive to the Maremma area of Tuscany. Below, some totally gratuitous photos of a big field of sunflowers in early july, when some were still opening up.