auvergne landscapes: tournesols

tournesols/sunflowers near Chilac

This summer is the first time we have seen fields of sunflowers growing so near to us.

These beauties are growing on a sunny slope just outside the village of Chirac, in the Allier Valley.

They have certainly benefitted from the sort of weather more commonly found further south, as we’ve had a very hot summer. A lot of maize suffered in the heat and drought last year, but these flowers seem to be faring better. They look magnificent too.

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