Radiant Cheerfulness

Sunflower blooms – Poolesville, Maryland

I don’t know how long sunflowers have been planted each spring for mourning doves at the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area, but I’ve been taking photos of them for at least 20-years now. The specific fields that are planted with sunflowers change from year to year, but there are at least two fields and as many as four. This year there are four fields and the best of them is quite a hike compared to prior years. Last year – during the pandemic lockdown – the sunflower fields were an absolute zoo during the blooming period, with literally many hundreds or even thousands of daily visitors more than normal.

Photo info:
Sunflower blooms
McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area
Poolesville, Maryland
July 2021
Voigtländer 65/2.0 APO Macro lens
Sony a7 III digital camera

4 thoughts on “Radiant Cheerfulness

  1. So many of your photos make me want to sketch or paint them … would you be ok with me giving that a try and linking back to your blog post? (Not that I have a significant amount of traffic….)


    1. Absolutely – please feel free to use any of my images for painting, sketching, or drawing purposes! Per the widget on my website, everything posted is “licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License” – meaning that it can be used for any non-commercial purpose.

      Have fun! 😃


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