for the weekend

Herbie Hornbottom
wandered the garden greens
sampling as he went


I believe "Herbie" is a Hermit Sphinx Moth caterpillar.
I thought he was a dead leaf at first, and plucked him from the lemon balm.
Upon closer review, I realized he was a caterpillar, but I thought he was dead,
so I brought him inside to show my daughter, and left him on the kitchen table.
A couple hours later, I realized that he was, indeed, very much ALIVE, and wandering the kitchen table. So I took him back outside to the herbs. He was very happy... and seemed to really enjoy the mint and the lemon balm.

You can read more about them HERE and HERE