The one good thing about all the fall rain has been the bountiful harvests I’m collecting from my basil and pepper plants. The cool, wet weather, with the occasional sunny day, kept them producing well into September and October. One drawback, however, is the number of creatures that have discovered my crops. Each day I shoo off a variety of insects, including grasshoppers, caterpillars and brown marmorated stinkbugs as I check the ripeness of the remaining peppers. So far we’ve all managed to share in the abundance, and I figure if they pose for few photos they’ve paid me back for their dinner.