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Saturday, June 10, 2006

A Bit of Summer Rain

Some called it heavy June gloom or dismissed it as mist. But I kinda liked the sweet little rain we had yesterday. It accumulated on the sheet webs in globules, pointing out just how many spiders are lurking in the shrubbery and how much weight their webs can hold.

This picture wing fly (Tephritidae) was not hanging out on the usual tagetes buds; but was looking for love in one of the wrong places: the schefflera that just happens to be hopping with young, hungry mantids. For the moment he seems safe enough among the raindrops.

Here's a freshly washed prunus leaf and its lacewing egg punctuation mark.

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