Tuesday, June 4, 2013


The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming! 

Natalie planted a patch of the garden with sunflowers and she had her first bloom this week.  

Her bloom is stunning, and we can't wait to see the rest of her flowers as they begin blooming as well.  She actually planted her sunflowers in a large rectangular pattern so that once they are tall (which most of them are!) they will create a playhouse that she and Levi can play inside of.  It's working out great so far, and I will be sure to share pictures once the rest of the flowers bloom!

The very same day, as I was driving to get groceries, I came upon a HUGE field of sunflowers all in bloom.  It was breathtaking, as I had never seen an entire field of intentionally planted sunflowers.  On my way home I stopped for a few pictures, and then later after chores, we all went back as a family to admire God's handiwork.  These pictures are great, but they do not adequately portray the absolute BEAUTY that we beheld when we looked at the field.  I am sure I will be going that way a lot in the days to come, just so I can get a glimpse of the flowers again.  Take a look for yourself...

Check out the heart-shaped center on this one...LOVE!

If you look closely in the picture above, Nathaniel caught a bee in flight!

We couldn't walk out into the sunflowers without trespassing, so we had to stand on the side of the road, but we did get this one shot of Levi (bad angle)...the flowers were over his head!

Sunflowers have always been one of my favorites, and these were no exception.  If only I could have clipped a few small bouquets to put around the house in my old mason jars.  :)

There are many other happenings around the homestead, but they will have to wait.  Chores are waiting this morning, there is always work to be done.  Check back in soon for more Hen Hollow Homestead updates, and if you have a minute, leave us a comment.  We would love to know who is reading here! :)

Blessings from the Homestead!



1 comment:

  1. The only time I have seen a full field of sunflowers like that was on a mission trip before Ashley was born. It was somewhere between Temple and San Antonio, I think -- just some field behind a gas station. They were taller than MY head. So beautiful.