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We’ve been keeping an eye on the Grinters’ Sunflower Farm northeast of Lawrence for a few weeks, and last weekend the flowers were finally in full bloom and gorgeous. It felt insanely hot out during the daytime, the sun was directly overhead, and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, so we mostly grabbed some flowers to dry for our wedding (there are boxes for donations of $1/flower around the property) Sunday afternoon and went back to take portraits Monday evening.

Giant sunflower fields are an epic late-summer thing that we love here in Kansas. You really only have a week or two to see them, depending on the weather, and then they’re gone. Nat and I first saw them on the drive from Western New York back to Denver the summer of 2011. We stopped to take pictures in a field near Oakley, KS, but the Grinters’ field is hilly and treed and so beautiful.

See more (and all from August) here