Saturday, August 24, 2019

A little outing~Sunflowers..zinnias..




I loved how one was so different:)♥











These 2 cousins get along famously.




A sweet little outing yesterday..I posted some pics on IG..and more here for memories.
The sweetest days to me are spent in the company of my family.
Add some gorgeous vistas..flowers..a camera..and that's what heaven on earth is for me.
We change with time♥
This place is humble..no fanfare or fancy buildings..family run operation..
Corn maze to wander through..
Fresh Corn..
Sunflowers..zinnias..chickens..
a hay wagon ride..
the owner..his grandparents lived in his home..  his parents..him..61 yrs old he is..so the place was owned over 100 yrs ago plus plus by his family..his 3 children help..
an agronomist..an engineer..and his daughter does all the bio cultivation.

THEY WORK SO HARD.

Humbling to say the very least.

Kudos to this family.

They have props in the sunflower area..ladders to climb on  to get a view of the heads..hats in a huge treasure chest..frames of all kinds..a chair w/ ribbon..

We brought a picnic and ate at a table..I just loved the day..

Here the tomatoes and basil and round courgettes are stars.
The gardens are parched..



I'll leave you with this if you need a good marbled cake:)
You can find it at the blog Pardonyourfrench~
Have a good rest of weekend~!

Oh...and..


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31 comments:

  1. So much fun! My little 22 month old grandson has a 3 yr old cousin & I so look forward to days like this with them.

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    1. It will happen!!!And it is so much fun to see how much they love each other!!♥

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  2. What a wonderfully pretty spot to go with some of your boys! Sunflowers and children are the perfect combination! I have some lovely sunflower photos of grands and I used to have some of my children once upon a time. What fun photos of the boys full stop and that hat is quite the hat! I love this easy relationship all your grands seem to have with each other. How special is that! Especially for Noah who is an only child, it seems and as he gets older it will be like he has a set of brothers and he will need that link to his childhood one day! It sounds a wonderful day and location all round! That cake looks really tasty! I wish I did not like cake so much, lol! Am I mistaken or is your chair re-producing? lol YOu gotta love those really comfy lawn chairs! Have a great Sunday and week! xoxo

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    1. LOL it did reproduce..same lady was selling one w/ arms...Had to..very very reasonable and there ..are 2 adults here..who never sit mind you but he even likes them;)
      Oh Noah I bet wishes they were his bros:)The other two seem sooo much older than these two:)
      Naoh has a wonderful half brother but he's 20:) Too old for dress up..lol.

      They ..are so comfortable the cousins..all of them.I love how unphony these relationshps are.They are just there..and wonderful.

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  3. I can feel the sun beating down on the grass. Maybe cos its doing the same thing here. A last blast of heat. Though I miss the sunflowers

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    1. It's humble and lovely and so down to earth:):) Penny I cannot believe how hard they work.Especially in our climate..Wow.

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  5. What a beautiful and fun place to visit with the younger boys! I'll bet they loved looking in that chest and I love the big Mad Hatter hat - LOL. Such fun props and you can see they are enjoying posing :) Gorgeous sunflower and zinnia vistas! I wish we had a place like that to visit. I can imagine how you loved being there. You'd never know your garden was parched! You and Jacques should enjoy a piece of cake and tea in those chairs like they did in Grantchester ♥

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    1. We should lol..no rest for the wicked..slthough I did just recline in the porch and read two magazines..It is such gorgeous weather.It's parched trust me.That area..I drag the hose..:(
      And my tomatoes.the worst areas are out front..where the sun shines from morning till night..I water and it trickles over the hard bed of earth sand..Ihad high hopes for my zinnias there..look at these!!

      Lol J sut looked at my blog and loved the Willy Wonka hat..I called it Mad Hatter;)

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  6. What a wonderful outing and a wonderful place. How fun to create a canvas like that one!

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  7. Monique, these fields of sunflowers almost don't look real. Your capture is amazing! These are gorgeous photos, and the boys look like they are having a grand time together. The marbled cake looks delicious. I'd love to join you on your pretty lawn for a cup of coffee and slice of that yummy cake.

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    1. The boys did have fun..and I found the rows and rows of sunflowers amazing!!!I have trouble growing 1:)

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  8. Zinnia’s are my favorite have a Nice week love Ria 🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸💕

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  9. What a lovely day, family, sunshine, flowers and a picnic :-) Beautiful photos.

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  10. Dear Monique,
    Last week, near Burgos, Spain, I saw the largest sunflower fields. It was a yellow sea. The most wonderful landscape I have ever seen. I loved your pictures. They are amazing.Hugs

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    1. Aren’t sunflower fields just so amazing!It is funnyI have a hard time growing them!!Not really funny☺️☺️

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  11. Dearest Monique,
    What a lovely photos of your grands in front of the sunflowers!
    The marble cake must have been lovely too.
    Sending you end of summer hugs,
    Mariette

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  12. What a perfect day! Beautiful surroundings, beautiful children and so much fun! Love the shots with the frames. And oh, those glorious sunflowers! All just the way one would hope. It's pure summer -- the colors, the joy, everything!

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    1. They take your breath away with their beauty! The flowers and the Littles♥

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  13. Fotogragie stupende.
    Buona serata

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  14. What a fun fun place to visit with your family!!! Those sunflowers: Super Amazing!!!!

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  15. There is just something about sunflowers.... :) Love your double garden chairs! xo

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