This is the story of our adventures -- every day and extraordinary; our dreams -- tiny and grand; our gardens -- ornamental and sustaining; this is the story of our journey.  We are a family of four living a mindful, simple life here in Los Angeles County.  We are green, conscious, and forward thinking.  We keep an eye on the past because some of the best things have already been done and bear repeating.  Walk and talk with us, have a glass of wine, taste a peach or a tomato, blow some bubbles and watch them drift up over the canyon ridge.  Enjoy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

A really big spider! Oh my!

Today, the first really hot and sunny day in over a week, I decided to stake my tomatoes (yeah, I'm smart that way).

While I was pounding and tying and sweating and swatting, I saw something out of the corner of my eye, hanging out (literally) in the pear tree.
Gregorie and I found him/her wonderful and fascinating and we took lots of pictures!

Gregorie helping
The pepper bed
And my NEW bed, with tomatoes and beans, which I just realized I forgot to cover with bird netting -- crossing fingers!


Shauna said...

Totally got goosebumps looking at that spider!!!! I would *FREAK THE HELL OUT* if I ever saw something that big here! lol

Jaimey said...

GRO-OSS! I would not have been that close to that lovely specimen! I would have been running, screaming! EEEEEKK! :)

Marlyn said...

Wimps! Scared of a harmless little spider!