Yes, this dried up, now ugly, Sunflower stalk still brings me joy! Yesterday there were six birds feasting here! My husband asked when I was going to cut it down. I told him when every single seed had been pecked out of it! I tried to get a picture with birds all over it, but they flew off whenever I open my patio door. A new camera would bring me GREAT JOY--but alas--it's not free!