In other news, I walked outside on Sunday to see this: One of Pooka's sunflowers had fallen over. It was still very much alive, no real damage to the stem. Pooka of course got very worried that something had hurt it. Best I can tell (in my novice opinion) that it just was too top heavy and fell over. Which was only made worse by the fact this was a "volunteer sunflower" that had decided to grow THROUGH the fence from the side yard to the back yard. As a result it didn't even have the house shielding it from winds (we had a decent storm on Sunday).
|5 days later|
This last picture was taken about 5 days after the flower initially fell (its the smaller one towards the corner of the fence). It seems to be pretty happy and has no real signs of distress. As it was, after I took this, I went out and grabbed a few of the drier heads to grab the seeds off of. The goldfinches had been to work on them and a Pooka decided she is rather fond of homemade sunflower seeds. Guess our daily harvests need to start including the sunflowers as well.