Friday, September 11, 2009


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
And this is the lovely spider that we discovered in the flowers, in the office.
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?


Kelly said...

Wow, I would have freaked!! The flowers are beautiful though!! :)

Miss Janice said...

These flowers are beautiful...I wouldn't put my yard stuff in a vase! I have work to do in my's just awful. I made so many mistakes this year, it's ridiculous.

Nicole said...

Beautiful flowers! I don't care for spiders, but at least this guy was pretty (although still very freaky!).

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