According to the StarTribune newspaper, Tom Henry, a local resident, had an idea to plant “20 flowers on the stretch of unused airport land” but his idea quickly grew to “plant one sunflower for each day of the year.”
365 beautiful golden flowers that reach to the sun.
I couldn't wait to get my camera out and start taking pictures. :)
He has even added little month signs to help people find their ‘birthday flower’.
Pete's flower was very tall!
My 'birthday flower'.
This ‘long and winding row’ of sunflowers can be found in Richfield on the north side of Hwy 62 between Cedar and 28th Ave.
It is worth the drive to see this summer beauty and to ‘stop and smell the sunflowers!!’
We need more people like Tom Henry, who makes the world just a little bit brighter!
This is a lesson to all of us: to reach to the sun and make the world a little brighter!