Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sunflowers for Wishes

Buttonwood Farm is an ice cream stand in the eastern part of Connecticut.  For the past nine years, they have hosted Sunflowers for Wishes in late July, when their 14 acres of sunflowers are at peak.  A bundle of sunflowers goes for $5.  The proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which serves children with life-threatening illnesses. 


The fields of sunflowers are awe-inspiring.  The photographers and artists are out in force.  The ice cream is great.  The Button family is exceptionally generous.  As are the customers, who will buy more than $100,000 worth of sunflower bouquets this year.

20 comments:

Ed said...

Great post Jack. Buttonwood Farms is a favorite place of mine, and I've been up there many times photographing the sunflowers and have purchased some sunflowers. It's a great event. I might have get up there this weekend. I try not to go too often, since the ice cream is really good, and I have hard time resisting.

Luis Gomez said...

Sweet pictures Jack! What a wonderful place.

Randy said...

Looks like an awesome place. Nice shots.

Malyss said...

The three pictures bring sunshine to minds! What a beautiful place, what a great idea, what fabulous smiles!!

Bergson said...

they are flowers everywhere on uours three shots

brattcat said...

your posts get more and more inspiring by the day.

VP said...

Absolutely great initiative, very nice pictures!

Sylvia K said...

I love your photos/post for the day, Jack, and the sunflowers are SO gorgeous!!! The young girls and their smiles are priceless! And what a terrific program! Enjoy your day!

jennyfreckles said...

Such well-named flowers - they are so cheerful. It sounds a lovely idea to support that charity.

Sharon said...

First, I have to say, your comment on my site yesterday made me laugh out loud! Loved it!
Second, this is just one of those heartwarming stories that people need to hear about. What a wonderful project and they couldn't have picked a better flower for their project. Sunflowers just make you smile! Love the photos today.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What a wonderful contribution, made in a way that many can participate. The sunflowers are wonderful and remind me of Provence.

We have friends with several acres of sunflowers which I was able to photograph last weekend, and I did escape with an armful!

Bises,
Genie

Birdman said...

I'd say 2 SUNflowers. One on the wall and then the field.

RedPat said...

Wonderful post, Jack!

Stefan Jansson said...

Like Ed said great post.

Dianne said...

I love the pics and the idea behind the scheme ... thought you had popped over to Provence ... just delightful!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful! I'd love to stumble upon this field of sunflowers.

Halcyon said...

Nothing brings a smile to someone's face like a bright sunflower. Well, a sunflower and helping sick kids might bring a double smile. :D

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Nothing to add to the comments above really - just thought I'd let you know that I'm still here enjoying your pictures.

Karl Demetz said...

Sweet pictures, Jack, I love sunflowers and sunflower fields.

Gunn said...

Beautiful girls and beautiful flowers!