The butterfly net we bought her a few days ago apparently works. And there is a beautiful specimen in her nifty specimen jar (the entire lid of this container is a 6" diameter magnifying glass). Today Hannah finally fulfilled her lifelong dream of catching a monarch butterfly.
"I know all about butterflies", she told me sitting in the garden with the specimen jar in her lap. "The mom butterflies are the ones who lay the eggs. The dad butterflies take care of everyone and tell all the butterflies not to be mean to each other." No sense in arguing with her on this, is there? Clearly she has thought about it more than I have.
In remotely related news: there are blossoms on my green bean and on my snap pea plants. I put in a bunch of tomato starts today. And eggplant. Mmmmm... Eggplant parmesan fresh from the garden. (I need a cow.) I plan to get a bunch of herb starts at the farmer's market tomorrow. Also more lettuce. We have this truly wonderful garden spot out here. Sunny and sheltered with nearly perfect soil. Too many deer though. Stinkin' deer.