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

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Morning Webs and a Flower

A lazy blogger I have been....the late summer garden doesn't always inspire the same enthusiasm in me....until we start to slide into fall.
I walked outside to set in some broccoli plants this morning, but everywhere I looked dew and sunshine made the spider webs a delicate thing of beauty...I ran back in, abandoned the broccoli, and grabbed the camera. The Mandevilla is flowering strong, though the leaves are telling me the season is changing.
Webs of varied architecture were everywhere I looked....

One spider still waiting for a meal.
How does the spider know how to create soemthing so precise....

Like fishermen with nets, they patiently wait to see what meal will come along....

Perfect sparkling beads strung in the air.... almost defying gravity.
Webs are cool.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Quick Walk Around

This Zipper was almost 4 inches long and fierce looking!!
A diminutive volunteer morning glory growing between the bricks.

I cant' stop looking at this spider...

Put this pumpkin on the railing 2 days ago and the morning glory vines have already claimed it as their own!

I just love this basil....
Mexican Bush Sage ...
Attack!!!! Poor Moth made a great lunch.
It's a wild kingdom out there!!