Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Planting The Sun

These photos were taken just south of Grand Forks, ND. North Dakota leads the country in the production of all sunflowers. 1.8 million acres of sunflowers have been planted this year alone!

One of the reasons they need so many of these happy little giants are for people like my mother; she eats sunflower seeds by the thousands and may be the very reason the industry is doing so well.
(to appreciate the sheer number of flowers, click on picture to make it bigger!)

My youngest nephew calls them "sun seeds," which is a great description for this field, which looks as if someone actually did plant the sun in it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just drove by those same sunflowers last week!!