It's pretty embarrassing how steep the hill was that I climbed, pushing Rafael in his stroller under a blazing hot sun, to get these sunflower shots. When I know there is a chance for an interesting photography subject, I get ridiculously determined.
Rafael loved it though...because there were blackberry brambles along the way, and he's a sucker for any kind of slightly sour fruit. He kept making the baby-sign for 'more' and pointing at the bushes, commanding me to pick more for him to pop into his mouth.
So I kept him supplied with blackberries, and he kept me cheerful on the crazy walk up the steep hill, on the hunt for sunflower fields.
We're quite a team!