Back to Capture More Pure Michigan Sunflowers

It’s late August. Summer is on the downswing here in Michigan and the Midwest. That meant it was time to go hunting for some Pure Michigan sunflowers. Through a friend I learned about the Schell Family Farm just outside Downtown Pinckney. Sunflower score! 🌻🌻🌻

Pure Michigan sunflowers - Schell Family Farm

Upon arriving at the entrance along Dexter-Pinckney Road, I took the hilly, lengthy dirt road until arriving at a tent just in front of the sunflowers.

A preview of what awaited me.

Hours for viewing the sunflowers are Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It costs $4 dollars, which includes being able to snip and take one home. You can take more sunflowers for an additional charge. Cutters and a bucket filled with water are provided to help you carry them. I learned how quickly sunflowers need water upon cutting or else they will wilt.

Pure Michigan sunflowers - Schell Family Farm

Pure Michigan sunflowers - Schell Family Farm

Pure Michigan sunflower field - Schell Family Farm

I kept the camera ready as I started out taking scores of pictures. They allow you to walk right into the sunflower field, pathway or not. I took advantage, also taking a few of the narrow pathways that cut out.

Pure Michigan yellow sunflower field - Schell Family Farm

Michigan orange sunflower field - Schell Family Farm

Sunflowers of all heights and colors will await you. There was a shorter yellow sunflower field, alongside a much taller orange themed one.

Michigan sunflower farm

Orange sunflower farm

I found time to take a nap amongst the sunflower beauty. 🌻🌻🌻

Taking in the sunflowers

Based on previous sunflower visits, I know sunflowers don’t stay in full bloom for very long, a few weeks at the most. The growers did say this is the peak week to visit (late August).

I spent about an hour navigating the Pure Michigan sunflower beauty. I will let the rest of my pictures do the talking.

Pure Michigan sunflowers in Pinckney

Pure Michigan sunflowers in Pinckney, Shrill Family Farm

Pure Michigan sunflowers in Pinckney, Shrill Family Farm

Pure Michigan sunflowers in Pinckney, Shrill Family Farm

Pure Michigan sunflowers in Pinckney, Shrill Family Farm

Pure Michigan sunflowers in Pinckney, Shrill Family Farm

Pure Michigan sunflowers in Pinckney, Shrill Family Farm

Pure Michigan sunflowers in Pinckney, Shrill Family Farm

Orange sunflowers in Michigan

Orange sunflowers in Michigan

yellow sunflower field

orange sunflower

bee on a sunflower

Michigan sunflowers at Shrill Family Farm

Michigan sunflowers at Shrill Family Farm

Michigan sunflowers at Shrill Family Farm

Michigan sunflowers at Shrill Family Farm

Michigan sunflowers at Shrill Family Farm

Michigan sunflowers at Shrill Family Farm

Schell Family Farm is not going to be just a sunflower farm. They are in the process of becoming an orchard and Christmas tree farm as well. You can even roam through a corn maze right now! At Halloween, you will be able to navigate a haunted forest, visit a pumpkin patch, and much, much more. It’s going to become a fun place to bring the kids and hang out. I saw a family eating at one of the nearby picnic tables after picking a bunch of sunflowers.

What a great first visit to Schell Family Farm. You can find them on Facebook.

Michigan sunflowers at Shrill Family Farm

Michigan sunflowers at Shrill Family Farm

Where else would you recommend going to see some Pure Michigan sunflowers? Where else have you come across them in your travels? 🌻🌻🌻

9 responses to “Back to Capture More Pure Michigan Sunflowers

  1. Great photos – I love the yellow and green against the blue sky. So pretty! We have a spot like that in our neck of the woods. They have a maze they make for people to walk through the sunflowers. You’re right, they’re only in bloom for a short period of time. While not in Michigan, the field of sunflowers looks much like you shared. http://www.babbettesseedsofhope.com/

    • Aaron - elATLboy

      Thank you Shelley! Loved the fact that there were clouds in the sky too. Maze through sunflowers? Sign me up haha. Wisconsin is right next store. Hope to make it there someday. Thank you for sharing! πŸ™‚

      • You’re welcome! Yes, we’re neighbors! I haven’t been to Michigan for a long time, but I have made it there a time or two. Check out John’s blog, lvphotoblog.com, he used to live in Michigan, now lives in Las Vegas – he shares photos from Michigan often. Happy Blogging to you!

  2. This sounds like a great place to visit and your photos are beautiful!

    • Aaron - elATLboy

      Thank you so much Laci. The sunflowers did most of the work haha. I definitely recommend for those that like sunflowers.

      It is a fun, new farm with a lot of more fun things to do upcoming. Will be excited to return to check out.

  3. Now that is what I call a sunflower field! Love the photos

  4. This blog explodes sunshine and happiness and I’m so happy I saw your lovely pictures in the morning!!! Thanks for sharing! Gotta put it on my life bucket-list to explore a sunflower field.

    • Aaron - elATLboy

      No problem, thank you so much. Glad you like! Being up close with sunflowers brings me lots and lots of happiness, especially on a warm, sunny day.

      Cool beans! Hope you can see a sunflower field. Cheers! πŸ™‚

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