Although we love traveling and experiencing different cultures, it can be incredible what you can find in your own backyard. Well, not literally your backyard, but like two hours out of your backyard. This weekend, we took a mini trip to see the Pope Farm Conservancy in Verona, Wisconsin. This farm features 9 acres of giant sunflowers that are in bloom for a short period of time every year.
The fields are stunning and look like something out of a fairy tale. The fields are crowded with families, friends, photographers, and painters who look forward to the field's blooms every year.
The fields themselves are run by a non-profit organization (The Friends of the Pope Farm Conservancy) whose mission is to educate and share the beauty of nature.
According to their website they hope to "preserve the balance of its wildlife habitat and historical features, and protect its scenic landscapes and tranquility for the enjoyment of the public."
The last day to visit the fields is August 20.
With all of the hate and turmoil currently being spread by humans in the world today, it was refreshing to see that the beauty of nature still persists.
Take a moment to look at the beauty that's around you and near you. What are some cool nature spots near you that you like to travel to for a moment of peace?