Remember last week when I wrote that it is important to always pay attention in the garden because you never know what you will encounter (such as my cute toad)? Well, here is another reason...
We were cleaning up our hill garden which is filled with rocks remaining from the construction of our house when my son came upon this black widow spider. It can be rather alarming when one comes across a venomous anything. But, it is a very beautiful looking arachnid don't you think?
Fortunately, my children have been well educated on the venomous species that could be encountered in our garden and know exactly what to do....yell for mom...to get her camera!
Note: I have been having some fun playing around with the new features in Picasa and applied some to these photos of the Black Widow Spider. For more info on this beautiful spider check out my post here.