Spider in it’s Web

Wonderful sight

This was so great I was able to go to one inch up to this Spider that had made this awesome web between two Junipers in our backyard, every day we, the kids and I had a chance to see what this amazing Spider was up to.  Sometimes it was hiding in the Juniper waiting for some action.  This time it was I believe feeding on a bug.  It was interesting depends from what side I approached this Spider it would see me and move back to its hiding spot.  If I came toward it from his top it would not move so I can only think it did not see me and I was so happy to get these beautiful pictures so close up.

“Spider, Spider what do you see

Not me………

Come closer so I see you

Let me look at you ……ohhhh so beautiful what a delicate web

Just look, don’t touch,

 I will take care of you…..just look

I’ll be good to you”

By Jacqueline Grice

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A Visit to Kingston, Ontario

Several Year ago…let’s say four Years  to be exact, over the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend my Husband and I had this great opportunity to have  a few days to ourselves.  We had a wonderful cottage in the woods available to us and the weather was ok.  Not the very best but just to be together and having time with each other was nice. 

We went on an Artist open house tour all though the nearby area and came across several very neat places and Artists.  It is fantastic to see what some very Creative people come up with and what they call Art.  Each has their own style and ideas.  We visited some very interesting styles of homes….just amazing.  My eyes just took it all in.

On our walks in the forest we found some other wonderful places as well and took some beautiful pictures.  Just have a look and see for yourself.

Zig-Zag Bead Bracelet with Swarovsky Crystals

Zigzag Peyote Stitch Bracelet with Swarovski Crystals

A fun way of creating some zigzag into your daily jewellery.  I have made it with a few beads added on. It will be wider than the pattern ask for to add on some lengths for a more dramatic bigger look it will then also fit wider writs.  At the same time string on less beads and the same Bracelet will become less wide and shorter for a smaller writs.  The Zigzag will work out to a finished look for you to add on the clasp.  This pattern is available at “That Bead Lady”.

Parasitoid Wasp

Parasitoid Wasp

This Wasp decided to take a rest on our house wall this summer.  What a site that was, no idea what this insect was.  Will it sting us with his big long tail?  Get the camera quickly…..take a picture and lets find out what it is?!

          Luckily we have a great book that showed exactly that Insect “Parasitoid Wasp”

          From what we read this Wasp is one of the most beneficial species that inhabit our gardens.  The females walk along tree trunks until they sense a vibration of a boring beetle within. Then, with extreme precision, the females acrobatically curl their abdomen, coil their long ovipositor and drive it through the bark and the inner wood, directly into the unsuspecting larva.  After laying an egg, the females pull out their ovipositor and continue hunting.

The weakened caterpillars become a buffet for the hunting wasp larva, which grows and feeds on the non-vital tissues first, saving the organs far last. 

Sleeping Squirrel on the Fence

Sleeping Squirrel on the Fence

This was so sweet to see.  My Husband and I where just sitting in the backyard, enjoying a nice day, this past Summer in our Backyard.  When I spotted something sitting on the Fence tucked into the bushes.  As I looked closer….to my surprise it was a young Squirrel sleeping.  I grabbed our camera and snuck up to it as close as I could.  Again ….I was amazed that I was able to get to almost one meter to the Fence till the Squirrel got a little nervous.  This cute little Squirrel only then started to move.  I was able to take a lot of pictures and one even with it still sleeping.

Amazing Clouds before the Storm

This was a really windy afternoon on August 21st.2009. Clouds

The weather forecast called for tornado watch in our area and there was a Cloudetouchdown at a Horse Stable just outside our Town that day.

                                        Clouds                                                Thunder clouds roared south and east  turning blue skies black in minutes, then lightning and torrents of rain. And just as suddenly, the rain moved on and left sun filtering through fire-red clouds.

What kind of a Ladybug are you?

All in Black
Quiz.....What is my Name?

Wow…..! Sometimes in the month of August out in our backyard I was surprised to see this wonderful black Ladybug with no spots on it.   It was just flying onto our Standard Willow Tree where I was sitting close by.  It is so unique in its colors that I still have not found out if this is norma027l to see a black Ladybug or if I was just lucky to spot it.

Ladybug in Black?
What is my Name?