Dixon Sunflower Field

August 2, 2017

Dixon Sunflower Field

Those who’ve followed my blog for at least a year know that last year, I took a trip to Dixon, California, to see the famous sunflower field. Unfortunately, I was about two weeks late and the sunflowers were past bloom and were all dried up. Let me tell you, there is no sadder a sight than to see a huge field of sunflowers all droopy and dead. This year, I stalked the Yelp page and the Instagram geotag like a certified lunatic to make sure I visited the sunflowers while they were still in bloom and voilá, they were!

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

My mom and I woke up before the crack of dawn to catch the sunrise around 5:30 am. We left the house around 4:30. There were little to no cars on the road. I love doing things in the morning before most people wake up, the same way some people like staying up really late after most people have gone to bed. We caught the sunrise and it was so, so worth it. It also happened to be a full moon, which was a total happy accident.

Dixon Sunflower Field

Speaking of doing things early, here’s a happiness hack my mom taught me that is probably one of the most valuable things I’ve ever learned: Do your errands, adventures, travels, etc. early — less crowds, less traffic, and less parking issues, which means you can accomplish your task much faster. I suppose if you’re a night owl, you can do all these things at night along the same line of reasoning, but I’m an early bird, so I do things early.

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

Dixon Sunflower Field

I wish I had a drone to capture an aerial shot, but I brought along the tallest ladder I had, which sufficed. I am so happy we caught the sunflowers in bloom! I’m planning on ordering a huge print of the sunflowers to hang over our fireplace. The next flower field on my flower bucket list is to see the Skagit Valley tulips.

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  • That shot with the sunflower field and the moon in the distance is incredible!

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  • So beautiful!!! ❤️ Planning to go on the 27th of August. Do you think it would still be in full bloom! Fingers crossed!!!

  • So beautiful!!! ❤️ Planning to go on the 27th of August. Do you think it would still be in full bloom? Fingers crossed!!!

    • Hi Angel! Thank you! Unfortunately now they are all dried up. They bloom generally late June/early July and you have about a 3 week window before they dry up. When I went last year and just missed the season, I went on July 29th.

  • Hi, this sun flower field it’s open till now?

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    Nguyet Le

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh1zR7v6_uY&feature=shareI came there last week. It is really beautiful place. Thank you for your posting because it helps me find out this beautiful field

    • Oh that’s so cool! I am so happy to have led you to the beautiful sunflowers. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your video!!

  • Do you know what time they open?

    • It isn’t fenced off — it’s owned by someone, but I don’t know who. It’s open 24/7 since it isn’t fenced off. It’s out in the open like any other open space.

  • Hey I was planning on going somewhere near the end of July would that still be a good time you think ? Or is sometime next week better ?

    • Hi! I’m afraid the end of July is too late. Once the sunflowers bloom, you only have about 2-3 weeks until they die. I think this week would be the last week you could go. Next week would be pushing it, but they’d definitely be dead by end of July.

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      Isabel Van Diemen

      I am planning to take photos this weekend , do you think I will have a chance with flowers still in bloom?

  • Hi! Thanks for great info on my fave flower. I saw the tulips of Skagit Valley on April 12 2019. They are beautiful and most in full bloom! This is a good year be a use of their rain. Hope you see them soon.

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