This Rocket Hydrangea was one of two table decorations that have survived in our garden since I retired some time ago. (I think a few others were devoured by local deer.) Anyhow, I look forward to their blooming each year as they bring back fond memories of my years of work in adult literacy.
Have you ever seen a Monkey Tree? They seem to appear fairly often in landscaping around here, but we had never seen one in bloom before. We spent an afternoon in Gig Harbor, WA, recently and discovered this one after visiting one of my favorite yarn shops, Rainy Day Yarns.
Here are two close-ups of the tree's leaves and blossoms.
Can you guess what this is?
If you guessed baby spiders, you're right! We found this group of eggs on the window near our front door, not knowing for sure whether or what would hatch. Well, hatch they did, and while we were gone to Newport, they all took off to do their spiderly business...catching flies and mosquitoes, I hope.
In case you're worried that I've not been knitting, here's proof that my needles and I are still busy. Actually, I finished this Stella Shawl at the end of June and forgot to include it in my last post. (A couple of other things are on my needles now and will hopefully be done by the end of the month.) Here's the link to the sock pattern that also wasn't in my last post. That's all for now, have a great week.