An Illustrated Guide To Sunflower Seed Eating

There’s an art to eating  sunflower seeds –
just any old way won’t do.
If you want to be certain you’re eating them right
sit back, I’ll explain it to you.

First you must locate a garden –
for that’s where these flowers are found.
Then perch yourself on a sturdy stem
and begin to look around.



Then once you have chosen a flavorful flower –
assume the proper position.
Not head over heels, but heels over head
to pluck out the seeds with precision.



But what do you do once you have the seed,
safe and secure in your beak?
You flip right-side-up, steady yourself,
and hold the seed with your feet.



Then repeat this process again and again –
it’s not hard to understand.



There’s an art to eating sunflower seeds:
Use your feet and not your hands!


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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26 Responses to An Illustrated Guide To Sunflower Seed Eating

  1. He´s a performer!!! Beautiful!!!

  2. brandybutter says:

    Very entertaining with wonderful photos.

  3. Jodi says:

    So adorable Kathy! Love your little whimsical poem to explain! 🙂

  4. You are hilarious, Kathy! What a terrific poem and photos. I love the one where it looks like he has lizard eyes, rolling to the top of his head! 😀 Wonderful. Happy Weekend to you! And Happy Fourth!

  5. oooh…..these photos could be great fodder for Weds’s. Draw A Bird Day! 😀

  6. aussiebirder says:

    Love your beautifully illustrated story, especially the ‘heels over head’ line:-) You could make a short children’s book with this as it is, very well presented, thanks Kathy!

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    This is FABULOUS!!! Love your poem and your photos! You are so creative!!! ❤️🎨

  8. Squidtea says:

    This is fabulous! I love it! Great photos too.

  9. Fantastic!! So, when will the full illustrated AVB (Avian Poetry Book) be published? 🙂 Amazon awaits!!

  10. Wonderful post, you certainly made me smile, Kathy!

  11. Perfect prose and pictures!! I enjoyed them both very much, Kathy!

  12. Great pics! He seems to love eating! Lol! American Gold finches are my favourite! I got a yellow bird feeder which they seem to be really attracted to. My favourite part of the day is seeing a couple at the feeder while I sip my coffee in the morning!

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