Saturday, August 6, 2011

A trip to Buttonwood Farm-Griswold, Ct.

I just recently took a trip with a good friend to Buttonwood Farms in Griswold, Ct.  The sunflowers go on for miles and miles and just to be exact, they span for 14 acres!  This event usually happens for a week or two late July. Since 2003, with this year the 8th year, Buttonwood Farms has sponsored "Make-A-Wish. This year they raised a whopping $100,207.00 and ALL of the proceeds, yes 100%, went to this foundation. Cut bouquets of sunflowers just cost $5.00 for a donation.  What a cool event!  A MUST do event for couples., children AND photographers.  Don't forget to take your camera next year when you go.  I went during the week and some of the sunflowers were beginning to die and the electric fence was up probably because the sunflowers had already reached their point of blossoms. We did see some cows eating the dead blossoms. But, I heard if you go on the weekends when they are in full bloom, you can actually stand in the fields of the sunflowers.

A BIG HUGE thumbs up to Buttonwood Farms.  I highly recommend it for a day trip next year.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The storm

These pictures were taken on 8/1/11 at around 7 P.M. at Branford Point. There was a very scary, intense, windy, thunderstorm floating around in the sky because of the hot humid day we just had.  Funky mammatus clouds rolled in at sunset just as the storm was ending.
If you would like to learn more about these rare clouds, please click on this link.