Some nice (and one not-so-nice) pictures from around the gardens today.
By the way, I don't care if this spider is beneficial for the garden by eating bugs. It's NOT harmless, as it freaked me out when I saw it in my wood shed. It was a good 4 inches long or so. I quickly dispatched it with some blows from my shovel. Yuck, Yuck Yuck. I then tortured myself further by actually looking at spider pictures online to see if I could figure out what kind it is, to no avail. Maybe a fishing spider (nursery web spider?), or what about a wolf spider? Does anyone know? Yuck, Yuck, Yuck.
With my brother's expert help, I bought a new (used) Canon 1D camera well over a month ago and finally bought a cool zoom lens, which should arrive in the next week or so, enabling me to actually use the camera. No more slow shutter lag times for me! (Although my Nikon E8800 has been good to me, as you can see.) If you think the animal and gardening photos are sickening, just wait until I start sharing baby photos!
Oh, and I had to pick another tick off of Sophie Dog today.
Great. I've given myself the heebie jeebies just in time for bed.