Prairie sunflowers! At our monthly photography club meeting last week, I learned that the Flagstaff area is blanketed with prairie sunflowers in August and September. Bonito Park, north of Flagstaff, is a particularly photogenic spot as it sits between Sunset Crater and the San Francisco Peaks. My husband and I headed up there on Saturday and found it lives up to its reputation.
Here is the meadow with Sunset Crater in the background.
Looking the other direction, I photographed the sunflowers with the San Francisco peaks behind them.
As we began the drive home, we enjoyed seeing prairie sunflowers in bloom everywhere.
7 thoughts on “Prairie Sunflowers”
How beautiful! Florida does not compare. Heading for a swamp tour today with Amelia. Wish it was in the mountains!
What a treasure you found there! I’m just amazed and your photos have been absolutely stunning!
Such a pretty area, and reminds me of spring in the Sierra’s. I bet you had a field day, pun indented. 🙂
Perfectly beautiful landscapes and clouds, too! I love the sort of two-tone feel to them. Great find.
I love all kinds of Sunflowers. When I was teaching, I had a young man who asked his Mom for yellow and brown flowers for his birthday. She couldn’t figure it out and he finally said. ” You know Mom just like the ones in my class”. She asked us and he got a whole bunch of pretend Sunflowers for his birthday. The real ones weren’t in season , but when he left my class…………………I got a bunch of real ones.
Looks like you found a little piece of heaven! I love the close up with the mountains in the background.