So what's so special about a field of sunflowers? Well for one, this is the first sunflower field planted in the Hawaiian Islands and for many Mauians this is the first time they every seen one. A Bio-fuel company planted 80 acres in February as an experiment to make bio-fuel. They planed for the flowers to bloom by Earth Day, March 23. But the blooming started Easter week. Who would have thought a field of sunflowers would draw such an attraction.
The rows of bright yellow flowers are really eye catching against the West Maui Mountains and bright blue sky. I took plenty of photos for painting references, I've already created my first mini painting of the field and I'm itching to get started on an oil painting. Charlie captured some amazing shots for his website and blog here is the link . I guarantee his photos are way better then mine, so keep your eye open for them.