My friend Christine introduced me to the most wonderful place.
Simmon's Farms in McMurray PA.
It's about a 45 minute drive from where we live.
We opted for the Pick your Own Flowers but they have lots of produce to choose from.
The day we went they had Sweet Corn available for picking.
When we got there, we were handed a sand bucket and a pair of scissors.
We then drove to the flower fields where there are many rows of flowers.
Its easy to get carried away. I cut every flower that I thought was the most beautiful in sight.
It took me some time to realize how many bumble bees there were swarming around me. Everywhere I looked, there they were. It was so cool to be in there element and not even care. The buzzing sounds were almost calming.
Another beautiful creature that was all around were butterflies.
So many of them just fluttering around and dancing with one another.
It was quite lovely and of course being there made me wish I had a magical flower garden of my own.
For a cost of $8.00 you get to fill the bucket with as many flowers as you can stuff in it.
I came home with my large bouquet of Flowers and arranged them in 6 floral vases and put them all over my house.
They lasted for awhile, up to two weeks with little maintenance. I still have some of them dried up and dead but full of bright color. Such a gem this place! Hit it up if your in the Pittsburgh area. You will not be disappointed!
Some of the photos below were taken by my awesome photographer friend Christine Grago.
Big shout out to her for introducing me to my new favorite place!!
If you haven't already checked her out here is her site
Fleeting Glimpse Photography