Hi! Everyone! Jemima Jones Beck here. Today Mom and I went to Grandma Andrea's house to take pictures of her sunflowers because, you know, sunflowers are pretty, and Mom ran into the creepiest spider ever (literally, she almost ran right into it's web but stopped just in time which is good because eww).
These are just a couple of the bo-jillion sunflower pictures that we have now - pretty huh?
And here is the creepiest spider ever. Now, it turns out that this is a Cat Faced Spider which is an extremely beneficial garden spider that eats tons of bad bugs and is totally harmless to humans, but Mom didn't know that when she smashed it with a brick and then hosed it's guts off of Grandma Andrea's flagstone patio. Oops.
Now, I wondered what made Mom smash this spider and not Rosie, the Spider that Mom met at the Butterfly Pavilion a week ago. When I asked her, Mom told me that it's one thing to meet a "domesticated" spider that lives in captivity and is supposedly very used to humans, and totally another to almost walk into the web of a freaky looking free range spider the size of a cell phone.
I guess that I can understand that!
Jemima Jones Beck
PS: Click on the picture of the spider to make it bigger - it's creepy and interesting at the same time!