Even if I wasn't waiting all that patiently! I finally had my camera handy when a monarch butterfly landed on the zinnias near me.
I would have been happy with this shot after all the chasing I've done:
I would have been excited by this shot:
So you can guess I'm ecstatic that I got this one:
Here are some other things that caught my eye on this cloudy day.
The bell pepper is almost red:
Let's hope that the other peppers on this plant ripen more quickly. It's been a month that I've been watching these and waiting for them to change color. Seriously, if they all take that long to turn red, I think there will be a lot of green peppers eaten at our house.
At the top of one of the tomato plants:
Now the question is to pinch or not to pinch. Steven of Dirt Sun Rain writes about pinching back his tomatoes here and I'm tempted to follow suit. I think for this, my first season growing tomatoes, I'm going to have to let them stay. I'm sure Steven is right and next year I'll follow his advice, but if I pinched now I would always wonder if those tomatoes would have ripened before frost and how they would have tasted. Let's hope that the title of this post is apt for those little blossoms.
Amazingly, these beans which look awful:
Have blossoms at last:
Strangely some are white like above and some are yellow like here:
I wonder if the beans will be the same?
Turns out the pentas do attract butterflies:
And sometimes both at the same time:
Wondering who flew away when they got close to each other? The butterfly fled, the bee chased, and then they flew off in separate directions. I don't blame the butterfly, I run away when a bee buzzes me too!