Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Of Webs and Wings in the Garden

With the heat index today, it is about 105 degrees. Too hot to enjoy the garden. However, I took a stroll around the porch and in the shade around the house. First, I met a very friendly moth. (Remember to click on the photos to see the larger image.)
Then, I gazed over the porch into the knockout roses and saw...

Yes, another banana spider. I saw the zig zag web before I realized she was there.

I was weeding, a couple of days ago, and I know this spider was not in this location.

I don't like to wear gloves when I work in the garden as I find it difficult to pull up the roots of the weeds. However, I seem to have an allergy to one of the plants and my arms breakout in a very nasty, itchy rash and my eyes get swollen every time I work outside. Now that the spiders have taken over, I don't think I'll be putting my hands anywhere without really looking.

This butterfly paused just long enough for me to take this photo

and this one.

The dragonflies were resting on the sago palms.
One of them landed on my hand, but, the photo didn't come out the way I had hoped.
It seemed like this dragonfly was staring at me, but, with their compound eyes, who knows what he/she was really looking at.

I was enjoying their company when I realized there was another "guest" in our midst.

The dragonflies suddenly took flight and I saw the anole (lizard).
It wasn't a very large one, but, I'm sure it would have enjoyed a dragonfly snack.

The echinacea and bee balm need to be trimmed back and I was deciding what needed to be dead-headed I saw another banana spider!

"Enough spiders", I said to myself, and retreated to the porch where I found another lonely soul enjoying the cool comfort.
Yes, it was hanging upside down from the wall. Maybe it was cooler that way!
Thanks for visiting the Americus Garden Inn. Come back soon.

1 comment:

blkfrhwk said...

i can't tell you how much i love getting to be part of your day. the pictures are wonderful.