Yesterday morning I was helping some friends out with their garden when their son found the biggest worm anyone of us had ever seen - nearly 1/2 an inch thick when contracted and 9" long when stretching.
Later back in our garden I finally decided to rip out our long time garden resident, a worm-like Seseli gummiferum.
It must be nearly 6 years old and has never bloomed. I stubbornly kept it in the garden, protecting it from my husband's threatening shovel, because I was determined to photograph the flower. But enough's enough, time to let it go. And maybe try planting one on the sunnier side of the house.