You may recall that Motor Man and I put up fencing around a couple of our flowerbeds earlier in the spring. That and a string of solar Edison lights have discouraged the deer and enabled us to enjoy a patch of sunflowers in front of our kitchen windows. They’ve all been volunteers from the sunflower seeds we put out for the birds (and squirrels).
While the sunflowers were blooming, we were treated to goldfinch visiting.
So much cheerfulness:
Of course, the male goldfinch is more colorful, but the females are a sweet muted gold.
It’s so much fun getting these close-ups through the windowpane. “Bottoms up!”
As the sunflowers began to fade, I cut off the heads, tied them and hung them upside down, and the birds continued to enjoy the seeds.
The sunflowers are all gone now and removed from the flowerbed. I’m already looking forward to next summer’s crop, and the birds that will come to visit.
~These Days Of Mine~