Sunflowers make me smile, I guess they just make people happy. They sure made Vincent van Gogh happy. He even had some in his paintings that clearly indicated the formation of seeds.
I grow them for the birds ~ & thankfully I’m not allergic to the pollen. Notice how Mother Nature has created an almost geometric design in the placement of seeds, matching their shape to fit them to the max into this circular receptacle… almost like she used calculus computation… just beautiful!
But coming back down-to earth ~ I leave some on their stalks and collect some which will go into my can of seeds for the birds… my flying-free backyard pets. Today, the birds were happy I left some fresh ones on their feeder and so was I, watching them munch seeds & spit shells.