The Sunflower Festival in Rutledge, Georgia is always held the weekend of the Fourth of July. It is just a few miles from my Dad's house and the tractor/classic car parade goes past his house fairly early in the morning. It is always very, very hot but this year, it clouded over just as we got to the Festival, and those wonderful clouds made it so much more bearable. Three photos of my Dad here, in the first one he is telling a joke to the ladies selling the homemade jams and the next one is AFTER he has told the joke. In the third one, he is posing for me with some of the sunflowers. My Dad grows sunflowers himself, and sometimes, people will stop and ask if they can buy some sunflowers from him. Here is his reply, "No, but you can have some. But wait, let me get something to cut them down with...they're tough and you might cut yourself". That's my Dad!