Here are some photos I took last week.
I walked again in CB Smith Park Friday. As usual, after my walk I went to a picnic pavilion and did some reading. I do that to dry up so that I’m not all sweaty when I get back into the car. While I was reading I heard what I thought was the sound of of a large bird landing to my right on the picnic table where I was sitting. But when I looked over I saw this little beggar giving me his cute “How about some goodies for me, buddy?” look.
After I explained to him that I didn’t have anything for him he gave me this obvious “Screw you, I’m outta here!” look, and immediately took off.
This kind of Spider, a spiny backed orb weaver, has been spinning its webs under the eaves of my house on the western side for years. They are so cute I can’t bear to kill them – as long as they stay outdoors, that is. Any spiders I find indoors, whatever the kind, get summarily executed. Although I don’t kill the orb weavers, I do break up their webs. It gives the little fellers something to do. Not nice, I know, but I don’t enjoy walking into one and having to get the sticky stuff off my face and out of my hair. 😉