Flowers at this Florence rest stop prove there is beauty everywhere

Kaitlin Gebby
Kaitlin Gebby
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Near a rest stop just off southbound Interstate 75 is a local wonder.

Sunflower fields dot the landscape of Northern Kentucky, drawing tourists in as a destination. A patch of sunflowers planted by the rest stop is in full bloom now, offering some sunshine to the drivers zooming by on the interstate.

Distant cars can’t see the small ecosystem that has blossomed from the sunflower patch, but up close is a view of buzzing bees, yellow finches and butterflies landing on the flowers as the breeze from traffic gently rustles the blooms.

The sunflowers can be seen on the southbound exit off of I-75 in Florence. Photo courtesy of google maps.

Those passing through have stopped to take photos and admire the patch for years now. For those who haven’t stopped at the rest area near Florence, below are photos that offer a close-up look at the sunflowers that prove beauty can grow anywhere.

Sunflowers face the interstate near a rest stop on Interstate 75 southbound near Florence. Photo by Kaitlin Gebby | LINK nky
A bee pollinates a sunflower blooming in a freestanding patch near Florence. Photo by Kaitlin Gebby | LINK nky
A sunflower stands boldly in a patch growing near Interstate 75 in Florence. Photo by Kaitlin Gebby | LINK nky
A bee takes interest in a sunflower blooming in a patch at a rest stop near Florence. Photo by Kaitlin Gebby | LINK nky
A dainty strawberry grows at the base of a sunflower near a rest stop on Interstate 75 South. Photo by Kaitlin Gebby | LINK nky
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