I'm above you, watching you harvest pole beans. Pass me a shield beetle please!
I know not everyone is a fan of spiders, and admittedly they can give me a serious case of the willies, but I appreciate them immensely as a garden-lurking predator. This one (a cat-faced spider I think?) has set up her perfect round web at the very top of one of my Hidasta Shield beans plants. I think she (he?) is quite lovely, as well as quite big, maybe a little bigger then a dime with all her legs together like this?
I’m going to go out later and see if I can’t catch a photo of her when she is in the center of her web for better identification.
Do you like spiders?
I have set up a photoblog for my son. If you are interested head on over to SpaceFox to check it out.
(Note to LJ users: His blog will not crosspost.)
So I was taking photos this afternoon to get one to use on my previous M post. I had my camera on a tripod and it was set to a 10 second timer to take three photos in a row.
Then I had to run inside to grab something.
Now, as I am sorting through all the photos I took and did not use, I come across these three. I did not take them. I’ve a feeling I may have caught the one who did red handed though.
And Oh My Goodness. I think it is just too cute not to share. You can even see SpaceFox checking to see if I am coming back and starting to slip away.
Taken in downtown Spokane.
Insert some nicely worded stuff here about how it is important for mothers to pamper themselves too and this Monday thing I’ve got going is a reflection of that need to be recognized as a human being separately from my children. (I know, I know, I’m a day late. I’ve a long time long distance friend visiting for a week and have been otherwise distracted with that.) The words are not coming today and I’m distracted by our guest. So… more later maybe? Or maybe not.
I need to blog about my raised beds (this is more a reminder for myself then you. ^^)