The Sunflower Field at Colby Farm
Post grad perks!! I have wanted to go to the sunflower field at Colby Farm in Newbury, MA for YEARS, but it has always been in bloom while I was away at college. The sunflowers would start to bloom a little bit before Labor Day Weekend and would die a week or so before Columbus Day. Every year I would pray that they would bloom early or stay alive for just one more week so that I could see them. My prayers were never answered.
My boyfriend knows that I have been dying to see the sunflowers because I have complained about not being able to see them for probably four years! He actually passes the field on his way to work, so he knows exactly when they are in season.
Everything about visiting the sunflower field is super easy, fun, and will put a smile on your face. First off, it is only $10 per car to visit. You pay, park, and you are on your own to walk through the field for as long as you want. I could have spent hours there because the flowers were mesmerizing and just left me in awe.
This is the perfect place to go to take senior, engagement, or family photos. The background to your special photos will be something to for sure remember. It is also just fun to go with some friends and take pictures together! Or a super fun date, like I did with my boyfriend.
We spent an hour or two walking through the sunflower fields and taking pictures. Note that on the day we went it was a mob scene, but you would not be able to tell that from my pictures. You have to really find places that not a lot of people are in, or point your camera is just the right directions. Having people in your pictures definitely ruins the awe of the landscape.
Once you covered all of the territory, you can head to the farm stand to take some produce home with you. But, my favorite thing that I took home with me were my pictures! They make me so happy to just look at and are just so beautiful. Take a look at them below!
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