Chronicaling the lunacy of taming three acres in Tidewater Virginia, one square foot at a time!

"Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Our newest garden discovery!

Today we discovered a Venusta Orchard Spider living happily between the deck rail and the stairs. The dogs seem un-interested in spiders, so I expect he (she?) will have a peaceful and exciting summer! The species name Venusta comes from the Latin "beautiful", and I certainly agree that this spider lives up to its name.

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