my mother laughed at me when i spotted a lady bug in the garden and began jumping for joy. hey! lady bugs are glorious things - especially when you have aphid issues!
speaking of which, the tomatoes are doing wonderfully. i pruned and staked them today and counted 10 fruits. the sugar babies are on their way to climbing my fence so i've been wrangling them daily. i counted 11 fruits among the vines but i'm quite certain there are more. when i woke up this morning there were over 12 flowers in bloom (that i hand-pollinated just to be on the safe side - though i did spot a couple bumble bees the other night). i'll post a few pics tomorrow... though i neglected to take any of the newest cuties! what was i possibly thinking???