SUNFLOWERS!
I ran into Jen at the YMCA and she mentioned riding along the Allenton loop and passing the sunflowers. A field of sunflowers in Missouri? Josie and I decided to go and investigate and we found a glorious field of sunflowers. It is difficult to express in a photo just how abundant these flowers were. Another challenge was that the flowers were facing the sun which was setting in the west and not facing us.  Josie and I want to go back and photograph again but try in the morning.

"I am working with the enthusiasm of a man from Marseilles eating bouillabaisse, which shouldn't come as a surprise to you because I am busy painting huge sunflowers." - Vincent Van Gogh, Aries, letter to his brother Theo

Click here to see sunflowers.