A couple of dear WOYWW folk have wondered where I am this week so this post is by way of greetings and thanks to them. Thanks as well to everyone who came by last week. I get such huge pleasure from your comments.
For those of you who wondered where that handsome spider went, the short answer is, I don't know however he left my letterbox without knowing he's famous. No roof over one's head is a great discomfort - I left the lid open. The other question was about whether he is poisonous, and no, he isn't. He looks scary, and can give you a nip with those jaws but not enough to paralyse or do any more than some localised discomfort for a short time. I don't care to tangle with him, but I would never kill him unless he was damaged and seemed unable to survive. He has a really important job in the garden.
We've had a gloriously sunny day today, so here are a couple of photos of the garden whilst I had a cuppa.
|The grape vine near the garage|
|The same vine but photographed with back lighting|
|The silly dragon who sits on a pile of Marigold and guards the vegetable patch|