Dancing in the sun. Among the lettuce seeds caught on their way to the stars. A slow dance. Tra-la-la. In three dimensions, yet. That all took an hour. When the sun went […]
All the Suitors Lining Up for Love
I’ve been dealing with black widows in my summer kitchen for weeks. On the one hand, there are no bugs, so that’s nice. On the other hand, they can be a bit […]
The Black Widow Came Back
Just a family update. Yesterday, https://okanaganokanogan.com/2022/07/27/black-widow-moving-house/ Black Widow split with 200 eggs, leaving the other 200 on their own for the night. Today she’s back. Beautiful that she is the same size […]
Black Widow Moving House
Here’s the house. You can see the nursery peeking out from under the roof. Here it is at 4 pm, when it was hot, hot, hot (which she likes for her eggs.) […]
Black Widow on Guard
The watch spider at my front door has been killing bees and using the protein to lay eggs. Here is one sac she’s just finishing up. 200 eggs in there. By the […]
Black Widow Fertility Alert!
Want some eggs? A second batch was laid today while I was in town! Um, folks, hats off, I think this was Dad. What am I going to do with […]
Go Forth and Multiply!
Geez, you leave the black widow alone for a week and look what happens…. … way too many black widows!The Goddess takes many forms. Look at her making a world here!
Here they are, the darlings. Male and Female Black Widows Hanging out in my garage. She’s sure getting big. Twice the size, easily, from when she moved in five months ago. She […]
Spiders at Work (Not for the Squeamish)
Spiders! An interlude of pure predation, while I work on my next post about science and language. This one is inspired by sticking my head into this asparagus to get some photos of […]
Garage Sex, Okanagan Style
The marriage bed. Go away for 3 weeks and the neighbours move in, with each other on their mind. Madam came first. Yeah, she didn’t pose very well, but there was all […]