Hello locals and Colorado lovers! Did you know there exists these miles, and miles of toddler sized sunflowers? ME NEITHER! As per usual, I was double-tapping away on Instagram and getting my daily dose of travel related stimulation , when I scroll on my friend Actual Flair's IG, and see this gorgeous bohoesque picture of her in a field of these magnificent flowers.
" Dang, where did she have to travel to to get theses? Southern Colorado maybe?"
Nope. Actually just a few miles east of the Denver International Airport.
I know! I know!
Colorado surprises me sometimes #aimiright?
I texted my cousin, and told her, " Prima, clear your schedule , we are taking a trip to the yellow brick road!". Okay, I didn't say that but I wanted to...
We threw on our best threads, loaded up our DSLRs and off we were to find this mysterious field of sunflowers. My only direction was to follow the little red pin on my friend's Instagram page.
What felt like a drive to Kansas, we finally start to spot these yellow daisies almost as if paving the way for their Queen Bee's.
Aren't they lovely?
Apparently, were weren't the only ones that thought so. We saw a few people here and there. A couple taking what appear to be engagement photos, the typical Instagram boyfriend doing yoga poses to get the "best shot" for his girl while avoiding being attacked by an army of honeybees ( You the real MVP).
I talked my cousin into taking some laughing shots with me. Its kind of ridiculous but this technique was shared by a fellow travel blogger I've come to admire, and what results are unapologetically " in the moment" happy shots. You have to let go and basically laugh at yourself, literally. Laugh as loud and as obnoxious as you can( I am quietly laughing as I write this because, I will go to great lengths to get a good shot) .
The end result is you actually start to laugh.
Exhibit A & B
The great thing about this is there are not one No Trespassing signs so get your butt over there. You can do a Google search for Colorado Sunflowers and you get an idea of the location. Just keep driving and enjoy the view! Sunflowers will be cut soon as August is the end of their season.
What are your Colorado Hidden Gems?
Stay close to the people that feel like sunshine