I’m also happy to see my Black & Yellow Garden Spider has stuck around. Since the slow and steady rain has softened the ground, I think I will dig up some bugs to put into their webs tomorrow. I love watching them spin silk around their dinner!!
Can I just say how much I am IN LOVE with my new Nikon. Seriously, I want to make sweet sweet photo love to it! No seriously, I DO! If it hadn’t been raining today I would have been off in the woods pretending I’m on location for National Geographic! haha Instead, I had to settle for my backyard and garden. 🙂
I think I have a Gea heptagon Orb Weaver living in my hedge. I have to do a bit of research but I am pretty sure that is what she is. I was able to get some cool shots of her enjoying a fly. I uploaded the original file so if you click on them, they should open much larger than shown here.
I replanted sunflowers in August and they’ve started opening. Unfortunately, they are much smaller than the ones I had last year. I’m attributing that to the fact it is so late in the season. This variety is Strawberry Blond, one of my favorites. I made sure to harvest and dry the heads from last year’s flowers. Maybe next year I will put in the second planting while the first set is still in the ground. I was afraid the mammoth sunflowers would block too much of the light, and the next generation would not fair well. I have to see how it works next year.