Sunday, 20 September 2009

Spiky things

The chap to the left is a redback spider (possibly Latrodectus hasselti). As it only has 6 legs rather than 8 I assume it has had a hard life. It was lurking on the side of my mower trailer from where it got washed off to find a new home.

This orchid (Pterostylis curta) was given to us as a seedling and has prospered very nicely as shown by the growth. Indeed the prosperity continues with another 2 flower stems evident below the level of those shown. The impressionist background is the wattles growing, and flowering prolifically, up our drive..

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