Just a few things going on around here lately.
Shelling purple-hull peas on the porch.
Washing raspberries plucked from the bushes next to the St. John’s Wort.
Spider friend hanging out on the porch. She’s got the most glorious web. Garden spiders build stabilimentum–the thick zigzag in the middle of the web–which either attract prey, camouflage the spider, or ensure that birds notice the web and don’t destroy it by accidentally flying into it. The females are much larger than the males, and they eat them after mating. Human guys don’t know how lucky they have it. So often in nature males exist simply to assist in procreation and then they die soon afterward.
Wild mushroom in the neighbor’s yard. Love when these pop up. Some folks down the street had a giant fairy ring last fall, but they mowed it down before I had a chance to get a picture. I couldn’t fathom why they would just run their lawn mower over something so special.
Sweet li’l bird that sleeps in the eaves of our porch every fall. I love how it snuggles up. Hm. It’s pretty dirty and spider webby up there.