What do pumpkin lattes, apple pie and sunflowers all have in common? Each has become a tell tale sign that fall is on its way. If you live in New England, then you’ve certainly noticed that as sunflowers begin to bloom the weather also begins to turn from hot, humid (and sometimes miserable) to cool, crisp and bearable. Could this be the reason why sunflowers don’t tend to live very long after they bloom? Maybe.
Colby Farmstand in Newbury, MA
Every year, I try to make it to Colby Farmstand in Newbury, MA to catch the short window of time when the sunflowers are actually in bloom and not dead. They typically bloom in early September and are gone within 2 weeks. Sadly, my husband and I have started the trip to the farm before only to find out mid-way that we were simply too late. This year was different though! I made it to the field with one of my best girlfriends, both of us with our camera bags in tow.
We couldn’t have chosen a more perfect time of day to visit the field and I’m thankful my friend was able to capture some great maternity shots along the way.
If you’re in Massachusetts next fall, visit Colby Farmstand at 50 Scotland Rd, Newbury, MA 01951.