ok cookie had to sneak in here too :)
just a few things from the garden~the sunflower was one that grew from the seed from the birdfeeder-the pattern of the beginning of the flower is what got me-and the bee too of course~but a few hours later the squirrels pulled it down! they have been really destructive this summer -chewing and eating anything they can get their little paws on....i always take the seed heads from the sunflowers and either attach them to the trellis or leave them on the patio table for them-but not this year they have even dug at the base of perreninals (?) ruined my day lillies eaten the heads off of my climbing roses and broken many of the canes???
i have to wonder if that is a sign of a harsh winter to come?