I went out early this morning to get some good light to shoot some pictures of one of our fields of sunflowers. Yes, I live in Kansas, but this is the first year that we've ever planted sunflowers. Due to the drought and early heat, the wheat was harvested early and we double cropped. Planted the sunflowers right between the rows of wheat stubble.
I enjoyed my early morning jaunt. As you can see there are still plants that have not opened yet. Did you know that sunflowers are phototropic. Before the flower blooms, they will track the sun, moving their "heads" from east to west following the sun. But once the bloom is full on the plants they will stay facing east.