When I heard a beep on our security camera, I looked up to see who was here.
I was surprised to see a spider busily spinning a web. 🙂
I went outside to get a close up. Spiders fascinate me.
I especially enjoy watching them – at least when they are outside.
I know summer is here when our Shasta daisies are in full bloom.
It is easy to look at them as a group and miss all that is going on in the white and yellow beauty.
But when I focus on individual flowers, I see other things.
Imperfections, over-the-hill petals, tiny bugs and…
When I checked out this photo, I noticed a bee that was coming in for a landing. 🙂
I sent this picture and the last one to our brother-in-law Bob Stauffer to ask if they are different species or different ages as the markings seem different.
Maybe it is just the angle of the pictures.
It is fun to have time to check out the details in a bed of Shasta daisies.
Sunday Afternoon, August 30
Gifts for Ian
Oh, there are two names on this cake!
Their birthdays are two days apart.
Animal decorations for Aunt Debbie.
Lititz Family Cupboard staff make delicious cakes.
The boys wanted to show me Kevin – their spider.
From the Internet: The Black and Yellow Argiope is a common orb web spider. Orb web means it spins a web like a circle.
Black and Yellow Argiopes live in fields and gardens. They can be found on shrubs, tall plants, and flowers.
Black and Yellow Argiopes eat flying insects that get trapped in the sticky web. The most common ones are aphids, flies, grasshoppers, bees, and wasps.
These spiders prefer sunny places with little or no wind to build their webs. Each night, they eat their web and build a new one.
The web of this spider spirals out from the center and can be two feet across. The female builds the large web, and a male will build a smaller web on the outer part of her web. The male’s web is a thick zig-zag of white silk.
Boys, I think you are going to have to change Kevin’s name to Kevinette. 🙂