Sunday, September 11, 2016
Vacation and other matters conflicted with the last two sketch crawls. This time we went to a farm that has 40 acres of sunflowers. Never been there before. It was quite the community event, with families all over! From their conversations I gather that it's an annual event for many families, and they like to take their pictures in the field. This place was in the news last weekend. Law enforcement had to shut down the highway because of all the traffic. They had vehicle accidents, with one motorcycle accident resulting in an injury. We take our sunflower fields seriously around here! Grinter's Farm also sells at the local farmers market and sells the sunflower seeds as bird feed. They have a retail shop near the field. Even sell T-shirts. I have too many T-shirts now, but I sure don't have one that's agriculture-related. Bought one.
We spent the morning in South Park in Lawrence. I always liked this park. Grass is always trimmed nice. The gazebo is the centerpoint, and the sidewalks meander through. When I looked closer I found the arched artwork on the northwest corner that I hadn't noticed before. Even the light post is interesting.