I was surprised one day with this big beautiful sunflower  in the middle of the backyard growing out of some rocks. I noticed it first like thisand how it got to this stage without me seeing it is a mystery to me. I believe what happen is a stray sunflower seed from my birdfeeder in a nearby tree  got dropped by one of my feathered friends. What a delight he left me. I have enjoyed watching it each day until it opened to its fullest. I would like to keep it for the seeds to replant for a beautiful display of sunflowers. I am just not sure if I should let it dry on its stalk or cut it to dry. At this time all the petals are gone and it is still in the ground. Here is another photo to show how dis located  it is.