Sunflowers for Wishes ~ Wordless Wednesday with Linky

Last week we visited Sunflowers for Wishes at Buttonwood Farm, which benefits the Make A Wish Foundation. The event has raised over $500,000 since 2004. Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers so when my mom heard about Sunflowers for Wishes she knew we’d love it.

The hayride started out going through the cow pasture, where we got to visit with and feed hay to some of the cows.

Joshua was a little scared at first, but then he got into it. It’s one thing to like cows, but it’s another to have them right there!

After the cows enjoyed the hay, we sat back down and headed toward the sunflower field.

The farm grows 14 acres of sunflowers, and the ride goes through some of them.

It’s a great photo opportunity, and the tractor stops so everyone gets a chance to take pictures!

After the ride, we walked out to the field and saw some artists working on their versions of the sunflowers.

We tried to pose for a lot of pictures, but there was a little boy who knew that there was an ice cream stand around the corner…

There was also a sweet little cow ride pulled by a tractor, giving people another way to see the sunflowers.

I didn’t trust Joshua to sit there for the whole ride by himself, but he did get to pretend to ride the cow.

After what seemed like forever to Joshua, we got our ice cream. He had chocolate with sprinkles, and I got purple cow (black raspberry with white chocolate chunks) and he preferred mine, of course! Mema tried the sunflower ice cream, which had sunflower seeds, honey and almonds in it.

On our way out, we headed to the gazebo to buy some bouquets of sunflowers. It was beautiful!

But one little boy thought “If you’ve seen one sunflower, you’ve seen them all…” He fell asleep on the ride home.

To learn more about Sunflowers for Wishes, check out this article from Yankee Magazine.

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23 Responses to Sunflowers for Wishes ~ Wordless Wednesday with Linky

  1. I love sunflower fields – my kids used to run in them ‘and get lost’. It looks like you had a glorious day. Thanks for hosting and have a great week.
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  2. Great photos. I especially love the sunflowers!

  3. That looks like one fun day. That is a great sun field of sunflowers.
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  4. Oh wow! I would think I`d died and gone to heaven with all of those sunflowers!
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  5. That looks like a fun day, and even better that it supported a great cause!
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  6. Well a day can’t get much brighter than that! Love it :-)
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  7. Wow, what a fun place and a great cause.
    I love all the sunflowers! Beautiful.
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  8. flowers look amazing! and for such a good cause..
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  9. The first pictures reminded me of Grant’s Farm in St. Louis… then came the sunflowers. They make the farm original.
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  10. The sunflowers are so pretty!

  11. the cows seem precious, hope no one hurts them.
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  12. What a fun place and for such a great cause! :)
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  13. I just love these sunflower shots! Gorgeous!
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  15. Beautiful! I love cows AND sunflowers! :)
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  16. Wow. All those sunflowers!
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    I adore sunflowers! So pretty!

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