Saturday, June 23, 2007

Here are some photos to back up my last post!

The first time I saw a passion flower I couldn't believe it was real.


The first little rose bud. It is a David Austin climbing rose called 'Mme Alfred Carrière.'


Three ripe little strawberries from a woefully neglected strawberry plant.

Ta da! Our first true leaves on some Thumbelina carrots.

A baby Limmony tomato!

Grow, Beefsteak, grow!


This is rather interesting. We have a crab spider that lives in our large lavender bush. The crab spider is mostly or all white and it doesn't spin a web. It sits in the same spot with its arms stretched out and waits for a bee to fly into them. She had this bee by a bite just above the eyes. The next day I went out and she had caught another, and it was still alive and kicking. She had a hold of it around its head and was biting in the same spot that she bit the one below. (I don't know why, but I think of most spiders as a she, but not all.)

4 comments:

Jen Haller said...

Wow - what an amazing photo of the spider and bee!

Pikku- Kettu said...

Wonderful photos! Although that spider is a little creepy. Just standing around waiting for a hapless bee to turn up.

telfair said...

Beautiful photos but the spider and the bee was a bit chilling...

Caro said...

Not a good day to be a bee.