Artful Living

sunflower cafe

On a recent trip to the farmer’s market, I heard a whisper inside my head, nudging me to buy a lovely bunch of sunflowers. It happened to be the same voice that told me to garnish with raw sunflower seeds.
Did you know that the actual seed of the sunflower or the “kernel” is actually the fruit of the flower and the seed has many healthy benefits.

Well, the squirrels know and love sunflowers and they invited themselves onto my screened in porch. Needless to say, they went nuts. A severe case of the munchies!

I am now calling my porch “Sunflower Cafe.” While lost in etsy, I found the above photo and charm by nature, a virtual sunflower cafe right inside of a re-cycled bottle cap.
What sorts of flowers or seeds are you adding to your very own “cafe” for nourishment?
top image -van Gogh, middle and bottom images found on etsy