Left: Kiri Horo and Mackenzie Sharp in the middle of the Sunflower field. (ABC News: Elly Bradfield)
Right: Tourists have said the sunflowers are the most beautiful they have seen. (ABC News: Elly Bradfield)
Right now there is a magnificent display of fields of Sunflowers in bloom, right here in my state of Queensland, not too far from Brisbane, out on the Darling Downs. The ABC reports:
“Tourists are flocking to Queensland's southern Darling Downs where vast, golden fields of sunflowers are proving the perfect subject for amateur and professional photographers. The crops have been in full bloom for several weeks, luring hundreds of visitors — many keen to get selfies with the flowers — to the region near the small town of Allora. The fields are most popular with tourists in the morning and late afternoon, when dozens of cars line the side of the road. Patinya, a tourist from Thailand, said she had never seen fields like them before. "I thought Thailand had the most beautiful sunflowers I have ever seen, but this is so beautiful," she said.” (Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-21/tourists-travel-to-darling-downs-to-get-selfies-with-sunflowers/8194688).
The comment by the Thai tourist was quite an accolade because, when I was there in Thailand last month, they were boasting their own beautiful fields of Sunflowers (see below).