Sunday, October 13, 2013

Summer Sunflowers and Pollintors


During every phase of their lifespan,
they served a purpose.


The bud of a beauty. The promise of much to come.


Summer sunflowers attracted plenty of pollinators.


Sunny, bright, nourishing flowers.


They are bursts of brightness in the landscape.


They began as volunteers beneath the bird feeders.
As they grew, the stalks were roosts for the birds
as they waited for a turn at the feeders.
Even the squirrels climbed the sturdy stalks,
jumping from them in attempts to land on the feeders.
The flowers attracted pollinators, many at one time.
Then the flowers morphed into seed heads.
The goldfinches and other birds found nourishment in the seed. 
And now the compost bin will benefit from their decomposition.
Life cycles in nature couldn't be simpler, or more complex.
Thank you sunflowers.
Thank you Nature.

~Aerie-el


3 comments:

Sunray Gardens said...

Lovely photos. You can count on Sunflowers for brightening any area. Good idea for them that close to the bird feeders.
Cher Sunray Gardens

GRACE PETERSON said...

Hi Kit, very pretty photos. I saw somewhere recently that hybridizers have developed a PINK sunflower. I wonder if it will confuse the bees. :) Have a great weekend.

Ela said...

Your sunflowers are fantastic :)
Greetings