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The Elusive Visitor

For me it is hard to capture the Swallowtail Butterfly as they do not sit still for long.

I managed to capture this beauty taking a quick break on my watermelon leaves.

He/She even decided to pay me little personal visit. Excuse my PJ’s😉

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Flower of the Day 9/6/19 – Courage

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher

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Flower of the Day 9/5/19

“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.”
Jacques Prevert

Luffa Gourd Bloom

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Tightly Rolled

I cleaned out the weeds in the raised garden bed that was suppose to have cabbage in it but…. the worms, rodents or something ate them all down to the stem. So it became a great place for weeds to grow.

After I finished this particular area I find these two worms all nicely rolled up.

I have not been able to find out what types of caterpillars these are or what they will turn into… butterfly or moth. If you know please let me know.

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Twice the Size

Last Saturday I posted about how much my luffa gourd grew in 5 days. Now 7 days later it has doubled in size again.

It states that luffas can grow over 2.5 feet long!

There are several more that are starting to form. I am hoping top get atleast 10 for the season.

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What a Difference 5 Days Makes

This morning when I go out to check on the luffas progress I am astonished as to how much it has grown in just 5 days.

From Monday 8/19/19

Tuesday 8/20/19

Wednesday 8/21/19

Saturday 8/24/19

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My Newest Enemy

During a walk in my garden this evening I made a few discoveries. The first couple of the discoveries were good but the last one was not. TOMATOE HORNWORM!

I was not sure what it was until after I photographed it and got rid of it. I have noticed that my tomatoe plant was being eaten by something. But I could not find what was causing the damage.

All those white things on the Hornworm are wasp larva. The larva feed off of the worm and are helpful in the garden.

These devastating worms turn into the beautiful Hummingbird Moth.

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Hummingbird Moth 2

The Hummingbird Moth and a friend paid me another visit today. I was not able to photograph them together.

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Back at the Ranch

Vacation is over 😞😭. I will have a post or two later on the trip.

After bringing all the bags and stuff (why do we take so much on vacation) into the house I go to check out the garden.

I notice that my freeloading critters realized that I was gone and had a major feast on the watermelon…..again.

I knew that they weren’t eatable after their first meal but I was letting them continue to grow so I could see how big the others would get.

Hopefully I will have others soon.

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