Mahogany Monday

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This dragonfly kept me company while hanging clothes the other day. The line was bouncing and swaying back and forth from the weight of the clothes……this little guy didn’t budge.
I called the girls over and they were fascinated. We see them flying around all the time, but they rarely get to see them so close and still. So we observed him for a while.

This spider had started her web in the corner of the door to the backyard. We left her there, and in the morning found she had moved to the area between the house and the door. Much better choice.

We noticed the center of the web right after the spider.
She is a yellow and black garden spider, her scientific name is Arigope aurantia.
The females are larger than the males, also not as bright in color. We found out the males are the ones who spin that pattern down the center of the web.

You can read more about them and see fantastic photos at Insect Identification.

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