Hello again and Happy muggy Friday….it’s balmy here in North Texas this morning. I am just in from outside and wanted to share with you a special friend….the Great Great Grand daughter of a spider I introduced to you here back in 2014. I love the EB White Story Charlotte’s web so all the great spiders I come across get named Charlotte lol. I just found this “little one” haha, she’s not little, the other day when I was laying on our bandstand by the young oak tree we have in the back. To me, it’s quite the honor to have such a lovely creature trust my backyard enough to choose it for her home again…3 generations now! I don’t know if I would be ok with her crawling around on me without my preparing for it first LOL! I just love seeing her webs glitter in the morning sun and admire her stillness even with me near her.
Anyhew….I send my love to you through all these wires and on the winds that sustain, nourish and restore us.
The spider species Argiope aurantia is commonly known as the yellow garden spider, black and yellow garden spider, golden garden spider, writing spider, corn spider, or McKinley spider. It is common to the contiguous United States, Hawaii, southern Canada, Mexico, and Central America. They have distinctive yellow and black markings on their abdomens and a mostly white cephalothorax. Its scientific Latin name translates to “gilded silver-face” (the genus name Argiope meaning “silver-face”, while the specific epithet aurantia means “gilded“). Males range from 5–9 mm (0.20–0.35 in) females from 19–28 mm (0.75–1.10 in). These spiders may bite if disturbed or harassed, but the venom is seemingly harmless to humans.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._B._White – Author of some of my most favorite childrens books and I still have and read them!
Elwyn Brooks “E. B.” White (July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985) was an American writer. He was a contributor to The New Yorker magazine and a co-author of the English language style guide The Elements of Style, which is commonly known as “Strunk & White”. He also wrote books for children, including Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte’s Web (1952), and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970). Charlotte’s Web was voted the top children’s novel in a 2012 survey of School Library Journal readers, an accomplishment repeated in earlier surveys.