Talk about pampered.
Anne got tired of losing her “backyard babies” (ref. swallowtail caterpillars) to predatory wasps and birds and who knows what else — so she decided to see that at least one of them made it through to pupation (and beyond).
So she drove over to Roadie’s (nearby nursery with a flair for all things native gardening) and bought a fennel plant small enough to perch on the window sill. Our new tenant took to it right away.
I must say, it’s much easier to photograph living creatures inside where it’s not windy and the lighting conditions are stable. If only I could get the birds and etc. to sit for their indoor portraits, we’d have something special going here.