Julia’s Sunflower Has a Visitor

Julia Aleynikova is a young poet from the north east Ural mountains, who gave me six sunflower to plant while she went to Minsk for the summer. Her poem “Lady Fallen to Earth” is one of the finalist’s for this year’s CBC Poetry Prize. On the day the finalist list was announced (Monday), this American Goldfinch visited her flowers, that watched over my wildflower garden and greeted visitors for the summer.P1470959

I am saving seeds from one of the heads. If you would like a seed from Julia’s sunflower, let me know. I’m hoping you might plant it, to pass Julia’s gift along, but, hey, if you’re small enough and have the right beak they’ll make a meal.

P1470942That’s pretty good, too!

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Julia’s Sunflower Has a Visitor

  1. Hi Harold! I would love a seed from Julia”s sunflower! Thank you also for your blog- read it all the time- appreciate your nature- loving thoughts and wisdom. How do I pick up a seed? I am in Vernon. Thanks, Karyn

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  2. I’d like to have a seed, Harold. I don’t myself have a place to plant it — balconies not being a favoured spot for sunflowers — but I have a friend who would enjoy one in her garden next year. And her place attracts lots of birds! Beautiful photos!

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