When the kids and I got home from school yesterday the weather was just taking a turn for the worst and I had washing on the line. As we made our way inside we noticed that the change had bought out a multitude of tiny critters and we spotted an interesting spider in the garden that I wanted a photo of.
A dilemma. Do I run out the back and tear the washing off the line before the rain or do I grab my camera and forsake the washing? I’m sure you can guess. I didn’t even bother worrying about the washing, and telling the kids to keep the spider busy, raced inside for my camera.
Pretty cool eh? These tiny Red and Black Spiders (yep, although it’s unimaginative, that’s their name) are fascinating looking creatures. The ridges on its body make it look so primitive don’t they?
When I came back out, brandishing my camera, it was to find the kids had kept it from running away by scooping it up with a leaf. They thought he was hilarious as he ran up number 1’s arm and was nearly lost in the multitude of colourful armbands that number 1 wears at all times.
Although I only intended to post a photo of the spider wandering around in its native environment I had to add this picture of the beast being restrained just because I admired number 1’s bravery. I like taking photos of spiders, but if one walks on me there is probably going to be very little left that is worth looking at.