Sadly, that sunflower - and its cohorts - are no longer.
Witness the destruction wreaked by a wild flock of sulphur-crested cockatoos one overcast afternoon.
|The advance guard.|
|What do we say? Caught you, um, red beaked?|
|Gossiping over some take away on the roof.|
I take from this a salutory reminder. A sunflower is nothing more than a glorified birdseed holder.
The decimation of my garden's most cheerful asset took less than half an hour - but at least the birds were happy!
Are there pest animals which have been getting up to mischief where you live? Any stories about squirrels? Rabbits? Feral cats?