Friday, May 30, 2014

Spiderlings on a Knockout Rose in the Rose Garden

It was a couple of weeks ago now that I went out to check on the plants in the rose and vegetable gardens. 

On one of the knockout roses, I saw a web covering a couple of the blooms. My first thought was that a tent caterpillar or other such critter had invaded.

But upon closer inspection, it became apparent that there were small beings crawling all over and around the webbed bloom. Spiderlings had been hatched and were frenetically scattering to and fro. 

I can't say they were cute or cuddly, but they were superbly interesting to watch.

1 comment:

  1. Amidst the vibrant tapestry of the Rose Garden, the sight of delicate spiderlings delicately weaving their intricate webs among the velvety petals of a Knockout Rose is a mesmerizing dance of nature. These tiny arachnid artists, often overlooked, add an enchanting dimension to the garden's allure. Their delicate threads capture the sunlight, turning the rose bushes into glistening wonders, showcasing the harmonious coexistence of life's smallest architects with the timeless beauty of roses. In this symbiotic display, nature weaves a tapestry of its own, where the resilient Knockout Rose and the industrious spiderlings together create a picturesque masterpiece, reminding us that beauty and resilience can flourish side by side.