I don't know what happened, I normally don't take a 2-month break! I'll be honest, I haven't been in the yard much the last month and a half. It's been COLD, rainy, motivation is next to nil, and I'm tired. Not tired of the garden! Just tired and my philosophy is ... it can wait for now!
I did take some photos of the creatures in my tiny backyard (the place to be apparently.)
This huge spider was right next to my head (I was examining a plant and had no idea it was there). This was the biggest spider I ever saw, but after I took this photo he packed up his belongings and left.
Another cool Orb spider suspended between our tree and the ground. He made this right next to our walk to the compost so we never disturbed him.
Is this a grasshopper? Anyway, he was lurching about in my variegated grass.