Look at what the birds did to our prize sunflower, our biggest giant sunflower!! This is the sunflower that my oldest and I have been waiting for just the right time to cut down and pick out it's seeds. Actually, we recently planned to take it to her preschool for the science table. The birds had other plans. I noticed today that the petals were gone as were half of the seeds. We immediately decided to cut it down and pick out what was left.
My oldest suggested we grab the magnifying glasses to obserbe the seeds (just the other day she asked me if a magnifying glass was a science tool? Where do they come up with these questions?) Turns out there were more than enough seeds left to pick. All three of us were concerned with different aspects of this activity. I wanted some great pictures. My oldest spent her time picking the seeds and throwing them all over the patio - "to feed the birds." My 2 year old was intent on trying to get the shell open to reveal the seed. All of us busy, all of us enjoying the sunflower in our own way. It really was a sunflowery afternoon.