Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I'm still enjoying the sunflowers that I planted this summer. No, unfortunately they don't look like this anymore.
Instead, they look like this. I attached several dried sunflower seed heads to a tree with a bungee cord. It's been fun watching the birds land on the seed heads and eat the seeds. This picture was taken very quickly several days ago through the kitchen window.
This picture was taken shortly after I had attached them to the tree. It was a thrill to see the bluebird sitting on it.
Next summer I will definitely be planting more sunflowers for the birds to enjoy. I'll have to plant a lot more than I did this year especially since the goldfinches ate the seeds as soon as they were developed, so there weren't many sunflower heads left for the winter birds.
On this icy, wintry day the picture of the sunflower sure brightens my day. I hope it brightens yours too!