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Old 08-02-2012, 09:22 PM   #71
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A volunteer sunflower about to open.
Beautiful.

My turn: A volunteer sunflower nearly picked through.

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Not beautiful...but very tasty--although I doubt I ate even a 1/4th of what is gone.



(This is not really meant as an entry...I took it a couple of days ago, and after seeing linrose's volunteer sunflower, I couldnt' resist posting mine.)
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:24 PM   #72
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Beautiful.

My turn: A volunteer sunflower nearly picked through.

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This seems to be the fate of most of the volunteer sunflowers at our house.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:27 PM   #73
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This seems to be the fate of most of the volunteer sunflowers at our house.
Such is the life of a sunflower, I guess. I know I dropped a seed or two, and I'd bet what ever other critters are eating it did too...so, the cycle can continue.

Now, are you lucky enough to eat any yourself or do the critters get the sole blame for their fate?
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Ti's the reason why I plant them...For the birds.
It provides hours of entertainment watching their struggle in getting the nuts free.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:37 PM   #75
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Ti's the reason why I plant them...For the birds.
It provides hours of entertainment watching their struggle in getting the nuts free.
I bet you wouldn't find it nearly as entertaining to see me do it.
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How do YOU harvest them? Pick them out one by one? Give em a few knocks from behind?
Whack off the head and sit with it in your lap?
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I leave the volunteers if there's room for them just for the birds. Right now I enjoy watching the goldfinches pick at the purple and orange coneflower seedheads. They also enjoy the Spanish needle seeds, a weed in my garden that I also mostly leave for the birds. I find myself picking them off my clothes after being in the garden though.
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How do YOU harvest them? Pick them out one by one? Give em a few knocks from behind?
Whack off the head and sit with it in your lap?
I think I'm still groggy from lying in bed well after my alarm went off. It took me a while to remember the topic of conversation from this particular thread. For a second I was like "wha?".

I pry the first few out with my fingers, then pry out as many as I can at once by dragging my clawed hand across a strip of them gathering a handful and taking it to pondside to enjoy them. (Why do I suddenly feel like a chipmunk?)
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Clawed hands.....Such graphics so early in the morn. and I've yet to have my cuppa.
Hmmmmm Feeling like a chipmunk....Brings to mind, I often feel like a cat digging in a litter box when I'm down on my knees clawing soil into place.
It's funny how the mind works even when it needn't be thinking about anything......
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Clawed hands.....Such graphics so early in the morn. and I've yet to have my cuppa.
You really challenged me (or my groggy mind) to figure out how to describe the actions I took to get me some of those fresh and tasty seeds. I would find it interesting to see you mimic the action based on my written description to see how acurately I conveyed it. (Yes, I know, it is interesting how my mind works. )

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Hmmmmm Feeling like a chipmunk....Brings to mind, I often feel like a cat digging in a litter box when I'm down on my knees clawing soil into place.
I hope you stop at the digging.


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It's funny how the mind works even when it needn't be thinking about anything......
Yes, the mind is a wonderful thing. It seems nearly impossible to think about absolutely nothing.
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