Always look at the brighter side of life, just like the sunflower which looks upon the sun, not the dark clouds.” — Unknown
Remember how I said I’ve always wanted to visit a sunflower field? Little did I know that just over 30+ minutes away there was a field full of sunflowers all in bloom at Bush N’ Vine. While another farm only had sunflowers in bloom in late July, this sunflower field located in York, SC was filled with row after row of the most beautiful (and massive) sunflowers that I’ve ever seen up close.
The weather had turned quite chilly (60 degrees, windy and no humidity) which is quite unusual for a mid-September day here in the Carolinas, so this Tiered Cotton Voile Dress with Floating Sunflowers with an added layer of a Classic Denim Jacket (both from J Crew) were the perfect options for the day.
Before heading to the sunflower fields we did a little bit of exploring around the farm, which included rows of berry vines (above) and a pumpkin patch (below) but when we inquired about picking pumpkins we found out that it would be one more week before they would be reading for picking.
Tiered Cotton Voile Dress in Floating Sunflowers (J Crew) // Classic Denim Jacket in Resin Rinse (J Crew) // Lighthouse Earrings (Spartina 499) // Mika Cat-Eye Sunglass (Anthropologie) // Sandals (Loft, old, similar)
A little chicken coup with three chickens, including the one you can’t see that was apparently very interested in the fabric of my dress while I posed for a photo.
To celebrate a morning of picking sunflowers, my mom (aka Gigi) embroidered Cecileia the cutest little onesie with a sunflower and her favorite phrase “You are my sunshine.” She also made her an adorable headband with a faux sunflower, because as you can see the real sunflower didn’t have much of a chance once my little almost one year old niece got ahold of it!
You can get a ‘free’ sunflower with the $2 admission into the sunflower field, but we opted to also purchase a dozen sunflowers. We brought along our own sheers to hand select each an every flower.
Note: If you’re going to have the sunflowers in the car for awhile, definitely purchase a bucket from the market in the main building.
How many bees do you see?