A sunflower super bloom explodes in North Dakota

(CNN) — Just because kids are going back to school and store shelves are filling up with Halloween goodies doesn’t mean summer is over yet. In fact, in North Dakota, the bright fields of sunflowers are just reaching their peak, and they’re a perfect place for tourists who don’t want to let go of the summer sunshine.

According to the North Dakota department of tourism, August is high season for sunflowers in the state, and there are thousands of acres of blooms ready for all of your nature-loving, picture-taking needs.

“North Dakota actually ranks in the top-two for sunflower production year-over-year, so travelers are venturing to the state to take in the picturesque view,” North Dakota Tourism said.

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In some areas, sunflower fields set the stage for dove hunting season, so the recent boost in people seeking an afternoon among the flowers is just an added bonus to an already established activity.

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“Those viewing the colorful crops in North Dakota are reminded not to enter any field without the landowner’s permission,” the agency website warns.

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