Another Sunflower Outing

A few weeks ago Sug and I traveled to The Sunflower Garden to see their flowers. It was still a little early in the season.

These sunflowers are about 6 feet tall.

This past weekend we were on the road again to visit McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area. It’s always open, very low key, and free.  There’s a haphazard parking area where there were at least 2 dozen vehicles parked.

The sunflower sign is clear. Not sure whether the other sign says “No Dumping” or “No Dummies”.

We walked up a make-shift road toward the direction other people were going when we finally came across an announcement board with a sign pointing to the sunflower fields.

The sign empowered me to nab poachers — actually hunting is allowed but picking sunflowers is not.

We were also cautioned to be on the lookout for poachers.

The pale green area behind the flowers is algae-covered swamp.

We walked past a swampy marsh bordered with large white hibiscus.

Sunflowers as far as the eye can see.

We finally arrived at the sunflower fields — thirty acres of sunflowers.

A few paths lead through the sunflower fields.

They’re grown to attract mourning doves which will eventually be hunted by bird hunters.

Many ages and nations were represented in the fields.

The fields were very popular with couples, families, photographers, etc.

Rose mallow hibiscus.

The sunflowers at the McKee-Beshers WMA are definitely worth the ride from the Baltimore-Washington area. It might even be better at sunrise or sunset.

What’s a favorite outing in your neighborhood?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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