I go to Pilates, very early in the morning. Upon returning home I head out to my backyard to water, weed, prune, etc. I love my morning garden time, it's cool outside, the birds are waking up from their nightly slumber, it's still quiet out. This morning the sun's shadow on the sunflowers was so pretty, I just had to take some pics!
I leave my sunflowers out until the stalks are brown and the seeds are dry. In the fall the birds flock to the flowers and the seeds. It's quite entertaining to watch, they chatter, hang upside down, fight for position. A 69 cent pack of sunflower seeds gives me many months of enjoyment!