“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
― Yogi Berra
Sunflower Sunset – Reprocessed image from a trip in 2012
I’m a long time fan of the sunflowers that usually cover the Lake Jesup Wilderness Area near Sanford, Florida in the fall. They normally start blooming at the end of September and last for a couple of weeks. You can review my posts about them at this link: https://edrosack.com/category/sunflowers/.
Lynn and I drove past the area yesterday. There’s a lot of standing water visible from 417. We saw a few flowers along the road, but none out in the fields.
When I got home, I checked their website. It says: “LAKE JESUP WILDERNESS AREA IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO HIGH WATER LEVELS. THE PROPERTY WILL RE-OPEN ONCE WATER LEVELS ALLOW.”
In previous years with this much standing water, the sunflowers didn’t bloom. So for now, I’m predicting a poor sunflower season. Yogi’s right, though – I’ll check again and if anything changes, I’ll update you.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now – go make some photos!
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2 thoughts on “Sunflowers this year?”
Thanks so much for this update. I was hoping to get up there this year. I really appreciate your postings. Thanks Jean
Thank you, Jean. It’s well worth seeing if you have a chance. –Ed