JULY 31, 2018
I seriously can't even describe how magical this farm was, just a sea of yellow as far as the eye could see. My pictures won't even do it justice, it was something you had to see to fully appreciate. I even adored watching the honey bee's collecting the nectar from the sunflowers. They were happier then a pig in shit, one bee I saw was just covered in pollen. They were so focused on collecting they paid zero attention to people... such amazing little insects.
From what I read this was the first time in 3 years their field has bloomed sunflowers, and they decided to allow the public to come visit and enjoy photo opportunities for $7 a person. As you can imagine this took off for the perfect “gram” photo and sadly the Halton Police had to force the Bogle family to close the sunflower viewing early. From what I read, on social media of course, there were insane traffic jams/line up's and people outright being dangerous by parking and darting through cars on extremely busy roads. Honestly, it’s such a shame because the Bogle’s are the nicest family and as I said the sunflower fields were seriously an amazing experience to view and be in.
This is sadly where Instagram and social media can ruin the simple things in life. On one side of the spectrum if it wasn’t for social media I wouldn’t have heard of the farm and missed out on a really amazing experience. On the other side because everyone was posting their awesome sunflower pictures everyone else wanted to go and some people just can’t respect safety and rules. It just breaks my heart because this family was just trying to share their beautiful fields with the public and it was so disheartening to see people being nasty on their Facebook announcement of having to close. Basically calling them disorganized, getting upset at the family because their planned visit could no longer happen and so on. I honestly don't think this hardworking family of farmers could have predicted the mass amounts of crowds that would descend on to their farm last Saturday. They especially couldn't have predicted that people would be so disrespectful to the rest of the public by parking on a busy highway and then trying to run through cars driving that highway, because they couldn’t be bothered to wait in long lines etc. I mean I know there are two sides to every story but I can't fathom running through fast moving vehicles just to get a gram photo. Anyways enough of a rant, sadly you won’t be able to visit this Sunflower field but there are others in the GTA who are still sharing their sunflowers with the public. For now you’ll just have to live vicariously through my pictures of this glorious farm!