Friday, 26 August 2011

Itsy bitsy spider

This young cross-orbweaver female is probably as fed-up with me as I am of her. She has decided to build her web right across the stable door opening, and I keep forgetting she is there. So for the past days I have ended up with cobwebs in my hair and she's had to rebuild and rebuild the web. My husband thought he would reward her efforts and patience with his wife by taking her photo:

She is a pretty girl. Not as pretty as her older sister which I snapped a photo of last summer, though, but cross-orbweavers take 2 years to reach full maturity, so she has plenty of time to grow into this:

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