I met this handsome spider in my herb garden a few days ago as I was performing a yearly chore. The garlic chives that make ornamental V's in the box beds are hardy and attractive but, left to their own devices, they will self-sow like mad.
So every year I make a point of cutting off the spent flowers and ripening seed heads before they drop those little black seeds everywhere.
There was one problem: Ms. Spider's web was attached at one end to a garlic chive flower. She crouched there, staring at me with all those eyes, and I couldn't bear to destroy her lovely web.
So we came to an accommodation: I carefully trimmed away all the flowers except the one her web was attached to. (Click on the picture to biggify and see if you can find Ms. Spider.)
And she did a little repair where I'd blundered into her web before noticing her.
LV - January 2012
5 years ago