When we arrived in our garden, this sunflower was being visited by a giant swallowtail. The sunflower is probably the size of my hand. It is not the mammoth variety but a smaller one, making the butterfly look even larger.
You can see how ragged the wings are. One of the swallowtails is actually missing.
When I got too close, it flew to the Tithonia (Mexican sunflower) which I did know is an attractor.
But soon it returned to work the sunflower and I began my work picking beans, peppers and okra.
The garden is feeding us both with abundance.