On my second attempt to get to the sunflower fields at Rhossili I actually made it – with a bit of the moral support and the handy seating offered by newly baled hay along the way. It was an amazing sight; both the flowers and the numbers of people and their cameras, including me. It is a great shame that since then people have apparently been picking and otherwise vandalising the flowers. What drives people to do that?
This weekend, the winds have been so strong (50 mph +) that I feared that the fields may have been damaged with many stems flattened as they are so exposed on the coast. I am pleased that at the time of writing this post a report from National Trust Gower on Facebook is saying that the sunflowers have survived and are dancing in the wind. I was able to get lots of photos while I was there, of which a selection are shown above and below. I hope that enough plants will remain and thrive and ripen so that a good quantity can be harvested for wild bird food mix.