I am sad to report that a horrific wind storm came through our desert on Sunday. It took out about 1/3 of our front fence. It also destroyed several of my sunflowers. NOT the one with the caterpillar. That one survived. But one next to it, that was about to open, broke at its base and died. Another sunflower blossom bent and will have to be cut off. Such is the whim of the desert winds in March.
So sad to see, but part of nature. On the other hand, I have a new crop of sunflowers on the far side of the fence, right next to the mesquite tree. When I get home from school tomorrow, I plan to prune the dead sunflowers and take some pics of the new ones.