We have Monarch Caterpillars! Yay! Butterflies!
Our garden is in full bloom, the squash, zucchini and melons are flowering like mad. The pumpkin has gone full out Jurassic, one of the vines is about 30 feet long and the leaves are bigger than a big serving platter.
I just couldn’t be happier. I always assume that I’ll be lucky to get about a third of anything I plant. Assume 1/3 for the birds, and 1/3 for the buggies, and perhaps, they’ll leave some for us. But this is the first year I’ve seen monarch caterpillars helping themselves. Hooray!