Don’t they make you smile, my memories of the French countryside are of endless fields of sunflowers. Our small tribute, has been four sunflowers that my son planted along our side fence, what a great success.

For a start they grew and screened our ugly fence. Then when some promising blooms started to erupt we were all excited.

Australian crimson rosella parrots feeding on sunflowers

In the past two weeks we have enjoyed their huge yellow faces and now the local Crimson Rosellas are having a great feast, slowly picking out the sunflower seeds one by one.

rosella bird eating sunflower seeds

Greedy birds!

parrot on flower

If I don’t get in soon, I think we are going to miss out on those sunflower seeds!