A couple of years ago, I dragged my family to visit Burnside Farms to see the sunflowers, and this week I dragged them back, because I wanted so badly to see the tulips. The farm is located off the beaten path in northern Virginia, but it’s a sight to see when you approach and there are hills of tulips in view. It was a day trip for us since it’s only about two hours away from where we live. We could not have picked a better day, because the weather was beautiful and the crowd small since it was a Monday. It costs $8 to get in, and then each tulip you pick is $1. There are also daffodils, which are fifty cents each.
Fresh flowers are one of the greatest joys of life for me. In fact, I would love to be a florist at some point in my life. Putting together a bouquet is such a therapeutic and creative process. To be able to pick the flowers directly from a field and go through the process of cutting bulbs and arranging them was the perfect way to spend a Monday off. Unfortunately, the last full week of April is the final week of the spring season; however, the summer season of sunflowers begins around July, and those are equally as beautiful as the tulips and daffodils.