Dixon Sunflower Field

August 2, 2017

Dixon Sunflower Field

Those who’ve followed my blog for at least a year know that last year, I took a trip to Dixon, California, to see the famous sunflower field. Unfortunately, I was about two weeks late and the sunflowers were past bloom and were all dried up. Let me tell you, there is no sadder a sight than to see a huge field of sunflowers all droopy and dead. This year, I stalked the Yelp page and the Instagram geotag like a certified lunatic to make sure I visited the sunflowers while they were still in bloom and voilá, they were!

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

My mom and I woke up before the crack of dawn to catch the sunrise around 5:30 am. We left the house around 4:30. There were little to no cars on the road. I love doing things in the morning before most people wake up, the same way some people like staying up really late after most people have gone to bed. We caught the sunrise and it was so, so worth it. It also happened to be a full moon, which was a total happy accident.

Dixon Sunflower Field

Speaking of doing things early, here’s a happiness hack my mom taught me that is probably one of the most valuable things I’ve ever learned: Do your errands, adventures, travels, etc. early — less crowds, less traffic, and less parking issues, which means you can accomplish your task much faster. I suppose if you’re a night owl, you can do all these things at night along the same line of reasoning, but I’m an early bird, so I do things early.

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

I wish I had a drone to capture an aerial shot, but I brought along the tallest ladder I had, which sufficed. I am so happy we caught the sunflowers in bloom! I’m planning on ordering a huge print of the sunflowers to hang over our fireplace. The next flower field on my flower bucket list is to see the Skagit Valley tulips.

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