The other night I went outside to fill up the rainwater bottle and did a double take as I nearly walked into this spider. I liked the contrast of it on the orange so I dashed back inside to get the camera.
A few blurry shots later I managed to take this one and the spider didn’t move at all. Talk about a good model.
This was before I’d eaten my first orange from this season, and true to form, my oranges are fantastic. I can never every buy an orange from a shop or market because they will never taste the same as my oranges.
I use the ground underneath the orange tree as a compost area and it must do some good, although the rats like it a bit too much.
Even with the severe lack of rain since last winter the oranges still taste pretty good, although I did leave the hose dripping on the roots a couple of times during this period.