2008-07-30

Flowers

This is my Amaranthus next to my window - um, actually I think there are three plants close together there.

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This is a close up of a spider that was visiting - I don't know what it is, but it is not a daddy long legs.


My day lilies are blooming, tucked in under the amaranthus, they are hard to see...must remember next year to plant something else there.


This is the other trio of amaranthus - they fell over, so I had to go and stake them. They are not doing quite as well.


If anyone knows what that spider is, please let me know. I am not having much luck on the net finding it.

Have a good day all.

17 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Love the day lily pic. Can't help you with spidey, but it's a really good, artistic photo.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Beautiful photos!

And I'd say the spider is a daddy long legs, but that's because it's one of the three spider names I know. And it's not a tarantula or a black widow.

Frank Baron said...

The spider looks like a daddy long legs to me. They're about the only spider that I don't mind finding clambering about some part of my person. Must at least belong to the same sub-genre/species/whatever don't you think?

Nice shots, particularly of the lily. Well done. :)

Missicat said...

SPIDER! AAAHHHH!! Sorry, that is my weak spot...SPIDER!!!! help!

Lovely flowers, though!

Reb said...

Leah, thanks, I love the day lily too.

Crabby, thanks. The colour is wrong for a daddy long legs, but it must be related.

Frank, yes, it must be related, but the colour is wrong. Daddy's are usually a light brown. Thanks, I really like the lily.

Missicat, that is how I usually feel, this one was safely ensconced on the plant though. The lily is my favorite.

Hilary said...

Beautiful flowers but YUCK for that spider... though I have to admit, it looks cool in that pic. (shudder!)

the Bag Lady said...

*shudder* EEEEKKKK - how could you do that to me?! You know how I feel about spiders! EEEEKKKK

Love the daylily - that's gorgeous. And the Amaranthus is very cool! Have never seen that one before.

Reb said...

Thanks Hilary. I feel the same about the spider.

Emily said...

Yucky spider...to me the best spider is a dead spider (I know, I know, most spiders are actually ok but I don't like to take any chances!)

Reb said...

Sorry Sis! I am the same, I was just trying out the macro and then realized it is not your usual daddy long legs.

Emily, I am okay with them as long as they know their place - which happens to be no where in my house or on my person.

Mamacita Chilena said...

Yes, gorgeous photos! I have no idea what spider that is, but WOAH you have a green thumb!

I've only owned one plant in my lifetime and I killed it even though I tried really hard to make it stay alive. Now I'm scarred from owning more plants...

Jo said...

Such pretty flowers! The colors all tie in together--love the lily, it's one of my favorite flowers.

I've never seen a Daddy longlegs with such a fat, furry body...he does look cool but I wouldn't want him hanging near my window!

Reb said...

Mamacita, thanks. My green thumb only works outdoors. If I try to grow plants inside, they die - long painful deaths.

Jo, thanks, I love lilies too. I thought they looked more like spines, but who knows? I don't open that window often because the screen is torn.

gary rith said...

What a great flower garden!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

i would have peed my pants if i ever come across that spider!

arlene,
West Bremerton florist

Janet said...

That's a daddy long legs, definitely! The only kind I'm not really afraid of lol.

Reb said...

Thanks Gary. It is really just a little strip, but, I hope to make it more.

Arlene, I know the feeling ;)

Janet, it is just so different than what we normally see up here.