Wimpole Sunflowers under Van Gogh Skies

Several areas in the Walled Garden at the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate have been planted up with mixes of sunflowers. This brings in tons of wildlife in the form of pollinators and, as of last week, seed eating birds. Plus it adds some instant sunshine.

Sadly though, they have hardly been seen against brilliant blue skies this summer! So, for a bit of fun, I’ve taken poetic licence with the dull grey heavens in the original pictures and photoshopped some, to my mind much more appropriate, van Gogh skies. I’m sure he’d approve of the sunflowers looking their absolute best!


So here, across the ‘No-Dig plot’, we see the sunflowers in the distance with the skies from ‘Landscape under a Stormy Sky’


And here is a closer view, with the fabulous ‘Starry Night’ sky …


And finally, stepping even closer, the heavens have been painted from ‘Wheat Field under a Stormy Sky’

Of course, in one of life’s little ironies, today is going to be hot and sunny!

Hope you enjoy these anyway.


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11 Responses to Wimpole Sunflowers under Van Gogh Skies

  1. Cathy says:

    Wonderful! So clever the way you did this. I hope you see them in real life with a blue sky as background nonetheless. 😃

  2. Pazlo says:

    Charming. Ingenious. Beautiful.

    “I am seeking.
    I am striving.
    I am in it with all my heart.”
    – Vincent Van Gogh

    I think he’d approve.


  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Love these, Allison! Brilliant idea. 🙂

  4. shoreacres says:

    You’ve combined them so well that I thought at first the flowers were painted, too! It’s clever idea, and I agree that Van Gogh would approve. Beyond the sunflowers, all the shades of yellow are lovely.

  5. Cathy says:

    Oh that’s clever, Allison! But they must be an amazing sight in real life too, even without the sunny skies – lucky you to have them at work!

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