Friday night the light seemed good for capturing more sunflower photos. I got my camera, walked partway down the deck stairs and gasped at the carnage at my feet.
One of my sunflowers was tipped over onto the steps and beheaded!
I looked around to see if I could find the fairly large bloom, but only found this:
I looked around the yard, to see if I could find the perpetrator of this evil deed, and spotted this:
If you can’t tell from the blurry photo, it’s the tail of a squirrel that’s slinking away into the garden. I should have known those destructive little tree rats wouldn’t leave my sunflowers alone!
But what did I do an hour later when one showed up at the back door to beg for peanuts? I gave it some peanuts and then went the store and bought more for them. Those cute little critters have me completely wrapped around their furry little claws. I mean, how could I possibly be mad when I look out my slider and see this little face?