Sunday, September 30, 2007
Mr. Hygiene was doing lawn work today and we found this interesting pod. Notice the nice glove protecting Mr. Hygiene's hands from creepy things hiding in the weeds. We don't know what this vine is. A very invasive plant that has a pepper smell to it. The color was very beautiful but it needed to go. It had over taken my container garden and was starting to choke my fox tail palms and other plants and the other day Pearl got tangeled in the low vines and could not get out. I wish I had my camera for that. If anyone knows what this is let me know.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Things are busy around here. With school, rowing, babysitting, and friends it seems like we hardly see Paige. Here she is after 2 1/2 hours of rowing, into the shower, then off to church. You should see her hands. They're so beat up from rowing, I don't know how she does it. I'll have to get a photo of her hands and post it.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I found this yesterday at a needle arts store. They sell fiber for cross stich and needle point, things like that. I asked them if they would think about getting in felting splys, after all felting is an art too. Anyway, I loved the colors of this fiber, it is thin and very soft.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Yes another Spiny orb-weaver, but this photo is one that I took today in the back yard. Notice the smilie face on the spider. also the white fluff in the web is put there to keep birda out pf the web. The famous spider from Charlotte's Web is a barn orb-weaver, Araneus cavaticus. Just thought you all would want to know.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Spiny orb-weaver, Gasteracantha cancriformis. The Spiny orb-weaver is one of the most colorful and easily recognized spiders in Florida. The dorsum of the abdomen is usually white with black spots and large red spines on the margin. Females are 5 mm to 10 mm long and 10 mm to 14 mm wide. The webs typically contain tufts of silk, which may prevent birds from flying into them.
Okay, I freaked out. This was the oddest thing that I have ever seen in person. It was hanging on the back of my trucks windshield wiper. I thought I would share it with the rest of you. Tell me again why I live in Florida?