late afternoon, i was outside contemplating what to take for today's photo when i noticed there was a large mound of soil in my chilli plant pot. i picked up the plant's name card and started moving the soil back into place. it was all sticky and seemed to clump together.....next thing i knew, this huntsman spider surfaced from under the mound. well i'm about 95% sure it's a huntsman spider......there seems to be several varieties.
the huntsman spider wasn't the only spider i came across today. this one was on the leaf of my frangipani tree. note the heart shape of the abdomen. it skin appears hard almost like armour. i don't know the name of this one.
with the bushland right behind our back fence, we tend to get quite a few varieties of spiders and insects. redback spiders are my biggest concern and i will kill them because they are venomous. they belong to the same family as the american black widow spider. the redback spider has always been known to stay hidden under chairs, holes in walls etc. but, in the past five years or so, their habits have changed and they are getting more daring, now showing up in the open under house eaves and even inside homes. we have actually had them dropping down through the exhaust fans in the bathroom ceilings.
Creative Every Day - i made a start on covering the journals today. i just need to decorate them now.
oh, and i'm almost finished the second book, new moon, in the twilight series. i only started it yesterday afternoon so not bad going.
today marked the start of our next blog book club on the book - 12 secrets of highly creative women by gail mcmeekin. click on the picture link to find out more. we will be reading and discussing this book at the pace of one chapter per week over a twelve week period. i will be discussing chapter one over the coming days so, stay tuned....