Hello everyone...it's the season for big spiders in my garden. This year I've made an effort to train them not to attach the "guide lines" to my car, so we can live in harmony and I won't be ruining their intricate weavings when I get into the car. I study the web, speak to its maker and gently remove the guide line so it can attach to the persimmon tree...this disrupts the positioning of the web, but doesn't spoil the weaving. I had to do this several mornings before they got the idea, but for the past several mornings, the webs have not been attached to the car. This is Hazel:
There are 2 webs here...they're woven at angles to one another, so that if a creature flies between them, it will very likely get caught...I don't know if the same spider built both of them...I've seen them compete over territory...I hope you can see both webs...one is in the front, the other is in the upper left corner, and has an occupant (Ginny).
Next up is a felted trout, reminiscing about my Idaho trip:
and a work horse:
Fall is right around the corner, but it so many ways it's already here. That's all for now...