Up close with a hitchhiker

I was playing around with my macro lens using my stash from my trip to the Sweetfield Farms sunflower festival.

There are a lot of different types of sunflowers. Some have all yellow in the middle, some have black middles, some grow big and some grow little.

As I was taking up close shots of the flowers that I picked at the sunflower festival, I noticed this tiny critter hiding under one of the petals. He was smaller than my pinky nail and blended into the yellow petals. After taking some pictures of him, I relocated him to the backyard.

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Color explosion!

Since I missed the Sunflower festival at Sweetfield Farms last year, I had to go this year. In late May the zinnias at the farm were in full bloom. While the farm is mostly sunflowers (all boring yellow), I think my favorite part is the zinnia field. So many colors growing in one place. After taking tons of pictures, I went to the “You pick” booth and got some clippers. They were $1 per flower and I got as many as I could carry. One in each color.

The butterflies love the zinnias as well. My favorite part was all of the little flying critters that were landing on the flowers. I could have spent all day here but it was getting hot and I was getting hungry so it was time to pack up.

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