What’s Halloween without spiders? Certainly, bats, witches, ghosts, and all manner of ghouls are heavily featured in the day’s imagery, but spiders are right there, too. Despite the widespread biases against spiders, they are beautiful and fascinating creatures, worthy of respect and appreciation. We’re lucky to have a great variety of spiders on the farm, like those you’ll see in this post.Continue reading “Around The Farm: Spooktacular Spiders”
There is beauty before you, she said. Look for it. Gaston heard the words as he awoke from his dream. Who had said these words – almost whispered – as he floated in the twilight realm between sleep and wakefulness? He needed to find out. He shifted his shell and continued on.Continue reading “Short Read: A Snail’s Search, Part V”
On a very-recent potty break, our puppy startled a jumping spider that lives in the door jamb. It hunkered down against the aggregate porch and nearly disappeared. Clever!
These spiders reappear in spring, and one on the other side of the window provided the opportunity for a photo that I wouldn’t otherwise have had. It was close enough that I could see its eyes. It was a magnificent specimen, and I hope it catches many stink bugs and flies (which have also reappeared).