Friday, July 30, 2010
I first met him looking for a lost whiffel ball from my neighbor's boys.
Now I notice him just about every morning..in the same place..in the Annabelle hydrangeas.
Spiders strike fear in me when I happen upon them...once I walked into a web and had it all over me...at night!
At our old house that had mucho trees and bushes we would see giant webs being built at night when a car would pass by......Hitchcock should have used that scene in one of his movies...primal fear, truly, to see one of those giant webs.
But I am also fascinated by spiders and their gorgeous webs that shine in the sun's light and hold water droplets after a rain or dew in the hot mist of a summer morning.
Actually I am a bug lover. Have been since I was a kid.
They are such a pulsing bit of life in the garden. They are part of the balance and sometime unbalance of the garden. This year some caterpillars have eaten my loosestrife. I think the bug population is down this year, although I have noticed bee and butterfly activity around the Joe Pye weed.
Today it is going to be overcast all day and in the 80s....perfect day for weeding. And boy, do I have the weeding to do.
This wench better get busy....enough blabbing.