a single claw pokes
from mounded earth this morning
The weed's act as a hasp around my small frame as I find my way over to the walnut tree. Its solitary form grows beside a small stream covered in overgrowth. The clouds are congealing above my head as I raise my camera to the spotted bird's nest. I'm allowed one quick shot before it begins raining. A single raindrop falls onto the lens...
I liked the effect that single raindrop gave this picture. I think it looks like fog surrounding the tree. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.
Wednesday morning I went outside and saw this black and yellow garden spider. It was sitting quietly between my house and back deck. I had to take a picture because of its web. That zigzag down the middle is fascinating.
I have my very own writing spider whose already caught dinner twice. It grabbed a fly, I think, and a baby grasshopper that I startled into its web last night. I felt so bad for the grasshopper. I was actually trying to move away from the web to give my storyteller more room. That's when the little guy hopped into the web. This morning the spider was eating the fly and I noticed the grasshopper was already gone.
I'm hoping my spider is a female and that she'll lay eggs so I can document the process with my camera. If I'm so lucky I'll share my explorations. Until then have a great day.
Follow the links for information on the black and yellow garden spider.