Tuesday, 8 November 2011
His palps are swollen, so that means he is mature and on the hunt for a female to mate with. I took him in and photographed him, then put him back in the greenhouse and left him to it.
I haven't seen any female cucumber spiders in there, however they do have small, untidy webs, so they could be at the back of the shelves.
I cannot get over how attractive this spider looks. I got out the x10 lens to have an even better look, and he was very good and stayed still for a while.
I've just finished Kipling's The man who would be king. I'd seen the film, but never read it before. It was really good. I might go back and read some more Kipling. I used to devour his stuff when I was a kid, but I think it was all in the children's versions, and so probably cut and abridged.
Well Downton Abbey has finished. I watched them all, and though I did thoroughly enjoy it I do think it was less good than the first series - but then that was a hard act to follow.