Yesterday, I fixed the irrigation system that waters a "flower" bed that runs around one half of our house. Today, I pulled the boat out from under the canopy, fixed a bucket of steaming hot "TOP JOB", grabbed my scrub brush, and headed out to scrub our boat from bow to stern.
...Oh, and I ran the sprinklers for about two hours this morning.
So, of course now it's raining like crazy.
Since I'm trapped inside for awhile, I thought I'd post a few more critters from my photo walk.
This girl has produced a "stabilimentum" in her web. I read a study once that showed putting fake stabilimentum cut from paper into webs reduced the number of bird web collisions. I like the idea of a bird warning device as it seems like a lot of work to keep repairing webs wrecked by clumsy cardinals, thrashers, and other woodsy birds.
I don't know this fly...and that's okay with me. I thought he might be one of our nasty biting yellow flies, but I usually see them smashed so it's hard to tell. Bugnerds?
Here's a mud dauber at work, making work for me. The boat is loaded with these nests, on the paddles, on the life jackets, under the bow. Grrrrr! This one was working away on my porch.
Just great fun to clean them from the porch...NOT! When you knock them off the wall or ceiling, the fall to the porch floor and shatter into a zillion bits of dirt and paralyzed spiders.
The rain has stopped...back to boat cleaning.