This was the sunflower whose main bloom that the renegade squirrels took left me shaking fists at the rascally rogues. But one of the beautiful aspects of sunflowers is when they lose their heads, often times they’ll just shrug off the setback and make more. In this case, this subsequent flower pictured is one of three that have since opened up. Though none are near as large as the handful of initial blossom that was lost, size certainly does not matter to the bees, such as the one pictured above, coming in for a landing (click for the bigger picture).
In other news, I haven’t lost a bloom since Sunday when I removed the chicken wire fencing I put up around them when I first planted the seedlings in the soil. Turns out the perimeter barrier, which did a great job protecting the flowers as they grew to blooms, only better enabled the raiding squirrels’ access to their tasty bits.
Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."
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