Five of them! Have you ever been looking for something–constantly, and never see it right in front of your eyes? I’ve been checking the watermelon plant over constantly, and I only just saw the 5 watermelons on the plant, when they had to have been growing there for a few days. Aren’t they the cutest, hairiest little things? I’ve never grown them before–can you tell?–which is why I didn’t know exactly what would happen. I thought the flower would produce the watermelon like with tomato plants or bell pepper plants, but instead, the watermelon is behind the flower and then the flower dies off.
The same thing happened with my other bell pepper plants. All of a sudden, they are filled with peppers!
And the tomato plants keep producing.
I’m still eagerly awaiting the kaleidoscope butterfly plant to burst into bloom.
It’s supposed to be all different colors. And I wait, and I watch, and I wait, and I watch….
And of course if I’m taking pictures of something, Max has to check it out too. Must be something really important.
And I was excited to capture a shot of my first butterfly–a black swallowtail. Now, it wasn’t easy. He was flying so fast and not sitting still on anything and I was whipping my camera around, trying to focus on him. So first shot out of four (the other three, he was gone), and I caught a blurry one of him. But still cool because I could identify him. Maybe he’ll land sometime and I can get a better shot. There are a couple of others I’ve seen. One looks like a Monarch, and the other, not sure. It was all orange, probably had some markings, but moved too fast.
I’m off to revise more on Between a Wolf and a Hard Place. 65 pages done, 140 to go. So making progress. 🙂
Have a super wonderfully magnificent day!!!
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