A field of sunflower dreams

Miguel Soler carries a bundle of sunflowers out of the field while a team of volunteers harvest sunflowers Thursday, July 26, 2012, for Buttonwood Farms' annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser.
Miguel Soler carries a bundle of sunflowers out of the field while a team of volunteers harvest sunflowers Thursday, July 26, 2012, for Buttonwood Farms' annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser. Sean D. Elliot/The Day

Jonathan Babcock , of Preston, stripped the leaves off sunflower stalks as a team of volunteers harvested sunflowers Thursday for Buttonwood Farms' annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser.

The fundraiser, in its ninth year, sells bouquets of five sunflowers with the money going to the Make a Wish Foundation. Sunflowers for Wishes runs through this Sunday and will be followed by a Make a Wish Family Day at the farm on Tuesday. In addition to purchasing sunflower bouquets, guests at the farm can take wagon rides through the sunflower fields and eat sunflower ice cream.

Cory Burdick of Griswold cuts sunflowers and hands them off to Miguel Soler as a team of volunteers harvest sunflowers Thursday, July 26, 2012, for Buttonwood Farms' annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser. The fundraiser, in its ninth year, sells bouquets of five sunflowers with the money going to the Make a Wish Foundation. Sunflowers for Wishes runs through this Sunday and will be followed by a Make a Wish Family Day at the farm on Tuesday. In addition to purchasing sunflower bouquets, guests at the farm can take wagon rides through the sunflower fields and eat sunflower ice cream.
Cory Burdick of Griswold cuts sunflowers and hands them off to Miguel Soler as a team of volunteers harvest sunflowers Thursday, July 26, 2012, for Buttonwood Farms' annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser. The fundraiser, in its ninth year, sells bouquets of five sunflowers with the money going to the Make a Wish Foundation. Sunflowers for Wishes runs through this Sunday and will be followed by a Make a Wish Family Day at the farm on Tuesday. In addition to purchasing sunflower bouquets, guests at the farm can take wagon rides through the sunflower fields and eat sunflower ice cream. Sean D. Elliot/The Day
Matt Dillon carries a bundle of fresh cut sunflowers out of the field as a team of volunteers harvest sunflowers Thursday, July 26, 2012, for Buttonwood Farms' annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser. The fundraiser, in its ninth year, sells bouquets of five sunflowers with the money going to the Make a Wish Foundation. Sunflowers for Wishes runs through this Sunday and will be followed by a Make a Wish Family Day at the farm on Tuesday.
Matt Dillon carries a bundle of fresh cut sunflowers out of the field as a team of volunteers harvest sunflowers Thursday, July 26, 2012, for Buttonwood Farms' annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser. The fundraiser, in its ninth year, sells bouquets of five sunflowers with the money going to the Make a Wish Foundation. Sunflowers for Wishes runs through this Sunday and will be followed by a Make a Wish Family Day at the farm on Tuesday. Sean D. Elliot/TheDay
Duane Button, left, and a team of volunteers harvest sunflowers Thursday, July 26, 2012 for Buttonwood Farms' annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser. The fundraiser, in it's ninth year, sells bouquets of five sunflowers with the money going to the Make a Wish Foundation. Sunflowers for Wishes runs through this Sunday and will be followed by a Make a Wish Family Day at the farm on Tuesday. In addition to purchasing sunflower bouquets, guests at the farm can take wagon rides through the sunflower fields and eat sunflower ice cream.
Duane Button, left, and a team of volunteers harvest sunflowers Thursday, July 26, 2012 for Buttonwood Farms' annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser. The fundraiser, in it's ninth year, sells bouquets of five sunflowers with the money going to the Make a Wish Foundation. Sunflowers for Wishes runs through this Sunday and will be followed by a Make a Wish Family Day at the farm on Tuesday. In addition to purchasing sunflower bouquets, guests at the farm can take wagon rides through the sunflower fields and eat sunflower ice cream. Sean D. Elliot/TheDay
Jonathan Babcock , of Preston, strips the leaves off sunflower stalks as a team of volunteers harvest sunflowers Thursday, July 26, 2012, for Buttonwood Farms' annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser.
Jonathan Babcock , of Preston, strips the leaves off sunflower stalks as a team of volunteers harvest sunflowers Thursday, July 26, 2012, for Buttonwood Farms' annual Sunflowers for Wishes fundraiser. Sean D. Elliot/The Day
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