This is the biggest spider I have ever seen.
I went out late last night to water my herb garden and walked right over this thing. It wasn't until I came back to the steps that I realised there was something there. I nearly jumped clean out of my skin at the size of this creature, and ugly would be the best way to describe it. Maybe it could be a baby Tarantula!! I would guess the body size to be about 2cm long, then add the legs. Anyone knowing the breed of spider can let me know. Just what I needed to see before hopping into bed.
It sends a shiver down my spine just looking at it.
This was our sunset on Sunday. The sun was blood red as it disappeared behind the horizon.There is smoke haze still hanging around and it was quite thick yesterday and Sunday. The smoke tends to sit lazily in the gullies and hangs around all day. You can see some of the haze in the photos. We have no wind yet today, it is actually a beautiful flat calm morning and the water in the gulf was like glass as I crossed over the bridge to take ds to school.
The temperature is 35C (95F) today, not too hot yet, hopefully the hottest days of our climate have passed for this year as the new season is dawning. The longer days are beginning to become shorter.
I have been spending my days busy catching up on my housework that I have got behind with. Because I worked everyday last week it hasn't taken long for the dust and disorder to take over.
I am contemplating doing away with my flower garden. It is sad to think about as I have built it up so it is looking really nice. But with the dire water crisis in South Australia and the extreme weather conditions we have been experiencing, I think I will need to forego the flowers and replace them with desert plants.
Please keep the people in Victoria in your prayers as the death toll continues to rise, 189 dead at last count. There are still fires burning and they are threatening to cause more damage.
Enjoy your day,