Have you ever danced in a sunflower field?
When was the last time you ran through a meadow?
I bet you never thought of this when you thought of a vacation in Hawaii.
Every September, the landscapes of many parts of our world go through an annual change of colors. As children re-enter school, the trees around them take on beautiful tones of red, orange, and yellow hues. It is Autumn. Here on Oahu, our lush landscapes don’t change color. I’ve often imagined the beauty of these lush forests set against the turquoise waters with touches of red, orange, and yellow hugging the valleys. Oh what a sight they would be. In place of what we do not have, we do have an annual phenomenon that dots a landscape with glee:
The annual sunflower bloom at DuPont Pioneer Farm in Wailua on the North Shore of Oahu.
Known for growing pineapples, you don’t expect to see a sprawling field of sunflowers set against the Wainae Mountain range. The field, owned by DuPont Pioneer, opens in November and reservations to freely tour there are easily made by phone or email. You have to reserve a spot to enter. Admission is free and you’re also free to take professional photos. The vast field offers plenty of space for staged graduation portraits, social media poses, wedding photos, you name it.
If you plan on visiting Oahu in November, be sure to add a sunflower field tour to your list.
To schedule a visit: Call (808) 637-0100 ext. 149, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is your favorite type of floral field to frolic in?