A call to, ”Come and look who’s in the Table Tennis Shed!” had me grabbing my camera and tootling up the garden path. And when I saw this young lady, I was grinning from ear to ear. As you can see, only a baby. So sparse have the Rain Spiders been at our spot this … More Sunday Smile!
Crab Spider. 25 June ’19 So scarce these past two years that seeing this very handsome young lady among a patch of lavender had me smiling from ear to ear. Ark
The rule of thirds is a standard photographers use to frame their images. You divide the frame into a grid of three across and three down, and then don’t put your subject in the middle square. Thanks to Nancy over at …. Nancy Merrill Photography Ark
According to NASA Cyclone Kenneth has just been upgraded to a category 4 hurricane and will hit landfall (Eastern Africa) later today (25th). We’ve just had a heavy downpour with hail battering everything for around ten minutes. And to think that it was bright and sunny when I went for my morning constitutional. Oh well … More Rainy Day, Dream Away …
Female Brown Button with her egg sacs. There were originally three sacs, but this morning I noticed a fourth -the one she is next to. Inspecting, protecting? I saw movement and so that I could get a closer look, I gently blew on her and she quickly scurried back to her nest in the corner. … More Incy Wincy: And then there were four …
The proud Mum … And here’s the kids! Aw … cute! Ark.
Since the arrival of the hens, and their relentless pecking, certain insects have been thin on the ground – literally in some cases – so it was something to smile about when I found this young lady yesterday. Maybe with the onset of the rainy season here in Johannesburg more insects will soon make an … More In The Pink
Mrs Bert takes a stroll. The ”white line” is a strand of web. Ark.
Okay, call me mad – you certainly won’t be the first, I can assure you, and probably not the last, but I believe that, irrespective of the species, limb damage needs a certain amount of physiotherapy. To this end, I take Mrs Bert out of her abode a couple of times a day and … More It’s Spider time!
My friend, Mrs R, was always an arachnophobe, and was not at all interested in Mrs Bert, our perfectly harmless rescued rain spider. She would not even come near when I first introduced her, but slowly, over the past few weeks, every time she has visited she has taken an interest. And unbeknownst to … More Incy Wincy. Conquering a lifelong fear.
Dinner is served … madam! Ark