These are the lovely end-of-summer flowers that I cut from those in my yard a couple of nights ago, and brought into my office, so that all might enjoy. Lovely
End of summer sunflowers
I think this: he had to have been in the flowers as I carried them in my arms to the house. He had to be in the flowers as I arranged them. He had to have been in the flowers, in my car, as I brought them to work. And he has just been hanging out- yesterday and today, so very near to where I sit.
One of my colleagues discovered the spider. I said "just remember they are more frightened of us than we are of them." She nodded in agreement, doubtfully. I took the entire arrangement out onto the veranda and flicked him off of his leaf. Remember my motto: "spiders are o.k. outdoors, inside- not so much."
I tried to identify him because he does have very distinctive markings. However, I could not find any photos or description of such a spider. In the process, I did learn the name of another spider that I see often where we live. Remember the spider who took up residence in the birdhouse and had a tunnel leading right into the birdhouse? [Tuesday, September 1, 2009] The name of that spider is "funnel weaver" or "grass spider." Agelenidae.
You never know what delightful discovery you may make. Have you made a delightful discovery, today?