Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

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This morning I spent an hour or so trimming dead and dying leaves off

my palms,

my philodendrons,



and the monstera.



Bloodied a knuckle and gave more than a few spiders a bit of a fright.
Mostly Daddy-Long-Legs, like this one here. Did you know that the Daddy-Long-Legs is Australia's most poisonous spider? Fortunately for us, his fangs are so tiny, they cannot penetrate human flesh.



I also found that my palms are once again infested with mealy bugs. I'm convinced that as soon as one of them sets up residence here, he immediately sends a message to his family saying how nice it is here and they should all come out. How else would I get so many? Every year!
Ever seen one up close?
Here he/she is.



And here's another one, I'm pretty sure it's female and laying her egg. (egg sac?)



And what did I do after all this hard work?
I made pancakes for lunch.

Yum!







6 comments:

  1. I used to think that about Daddy Long legs too - then I googled it :)

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  2. Loz; uh-oh, now I'd better get googling.

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  3. Your photos are incredible - who thought I'd be looking intently at an insect's EGG SAC before breakfast!

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  4. The pancakes look fab! We are in the desert in Qatar so it's so lovely to see pictures of green. I'm your latest follower! Kirsty

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  5. Kath; I hope I didn't put you off your cornflakes.

    Shamozal; welcome. Where exactly is Qatar? I've never heard of it. I'm popping over to see your blog now.

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  6. Wow, creepy crawlies in detail I can look at without having to yell for other half to come and remove them. Superb photo's. You do realise River that you have a special talent?

    I love it when I go to a blog I enjoy already only to click on another via it and spend a happy half hour reading. I can't believe how boring my life is compared to your new visitor Shamozal.

    I have a fad at the moment for pancakes - ham and brie yum, having been unwell they are tempting my tastebuds. I may move on to sweet ones preferring at present savoury.

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