2015-08-17 03:25 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the spiderlings. Perhaps you could name them after all your favorite characters from the Gilmore Girls. Or maybe Anansi, Aragog, Kumonga, and Parker (for Peter Parker).
I ate breakfast on the deck this morning while one of the Bundersons (local rabbit clan) nibbled on the green patches in the back yard. An Anna's Hummingbird came to the feeder, sipped from all four ersatz blossoms, then zoomed off over my head. Now it's cats and reading time before I have to pack for our trip to Pennsylvania.
I'd missed the previous two tragedies. I'm glad you were able to save this brood.
Did taking them bother Emily, can you tell?
Emily was sitting on them when I took them, she was like 'HOLY MOLY THE END OF THE WORLD!" but I wanted to get to them before the wasps did.
Poor Emily. I hope you've shown her the photo of her babies doing well :-)
At five feet away from her, they're like 100 million miles from home.
I love this post so much!
Yay spiderlings! They are very cute, look at their stripey legs.
I hope Emily recovers from the shock. I'm sure she'd approve if she understood.
You're a GRANDFATHER, not a father the way you've been a good dad to Emily.
What a saw today: A few minutes ago it was clear. Then a cloud moved in, a thunder clap, and a downpour with the sun brightly shining. That doesn't happen much around here and it was amazing! Alas, no rainbows from it.
Joy, Aranea, Nellie, Charlotte. Duh. ;)
I second Anansi, Aragog, Kumonga, and Peter Parker.
Ben and I went inside the house where Lee surrendered to Grant to end the Civil War. The house itself had been completely disassembled in the late 1800s, with a plan to reassemble it somewhere in Washington, D.C. That plan fell through, and in 1940, the house was reassembled on the place where it once sat. It is very close to the Appomattox Courthouse.
The docent was very focused on Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA. "This is really his story," he said. He asked us where we were from and we said, "Knoxville, Tennessee." He then confided he had one letter of complaint from a woman from Up North about his emphasis on Lee, and concluded she just did not understand the import of Lee. We politely left, not telling him that East Tennessee did not actually secede, Ben's ancestors fought for the Union, and Knoxville was occupied by the Confederates during the war. Nor did we tell him I'm essentially a Yankee, with a German mercenary ancestor that marched with Sherman. Granted, I'm also kin to folk who have been in Prince Edward County, VA, since before the Revolutionary War, including one who helped doctor the wounded from the Saylor's Creek Battle a few days before the surrender.
Life is complicated. Don't make assumptions.
It was a lovely house, though.
Four babies ... John, Paul, George, and Ringo! ;)