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Sunflower Fields on North Shore

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“As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen un-self-consciously to the soughing of the trees.” — Valerie Andrews, A Passion for this Earth

Winter in Hawaii is a magical time when the temperatures top out at 77F/25C and the sunflower fields in North Shore are in full bloom. I can’t imagine a greater joy than running with my child along a path through a field of sunflowers with the Waianae mountains above and the azure waves of the Waialua coast straight ahead of us. Joy is best when shared, so here is a photo post for the ages:

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Warning: The photos in this post will make you wish for a teleportation device and possibly inspire you to recklessly book a flight to Honolulu on pure impulse.

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During the Hawaiian winter, free tours of the Pioneer H–Bred International sunflower fields are available in Waialua. The staff members are lovely and graciously offer free tours of the sunflower fields (which are privately owned). Call them at (808) 637-0100 and they will let you know when you may visit. And, trust me, you’ll want to visit and possibly never leave.

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Our friends, Janet and Aubrey, joined us for a wonderful morning on the North Shore. Not only was it great to spend time with them, it was awesome to have an extra adult so that I could actually use my big camera. This particular trip occurred prior to the purchase of our GoPro so there aren’t any videos. Next year! Promise!

 

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If you are planning a trip to some sunflower fields with your child/homeschooler, here are some fun resources:

  • Rachael Minaway - These photos are amazing! My friend and I have been searching all of NSW for a sunflower field and when we finally did find one we received an email notifying us that the weather was too strong for them and they were all withering away 🙁
    We’re heading over to Oahu end of April/beginning of May. Do you think these sunflowers will be around?ReplyCancel

  • Bree - I was wondering if the sunflowers are still blooming right now?ReplyCancel

  • Wilson Chen - Hey there, me and my friends want to come to visit the sunflower field. Will you guys be avaliable in June.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey - Please let me know if the sunflowers are in bloom! Would love to do yoga’ReplyCancel

  • Meaghan - Aloha-

    I was wondering if you could please give me some information regarding your sunflower tours. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Jodie Frank - Good evening! I wanted to see if me and my fiancé could have a sunflower tour this Tuesday, January 3rd. Let me know, thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Joy Lee - Hi! My name is Joy and I am looking for sunflowers for my wedding day. I’m not sure if this is the right place or person to contact about this, but I’m hoping it is! Our wedding is on November 18, 2017–is that about the time the sunflowers are in bloom here in Hawaii? We’re a local couple that work full-time and looking for something we can afford. If you are able to sell us sunflowers for our wedding or give us any recommendations at all, we’d greatly appreciate any help! Thank you so much! Aloha! :))ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Tritapoe - Hi I wanted to see if I could schedule a appt to come visit the farmReplyCancel

  • Miranda Stephens - Hi,

    Are your sunflowers still in bloom?
    I’ve always wanted to go to a sunflower field and miss them!

    Let me know!

    Miranda
    808-859-4367ReplyCancel

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