The Amazingly Huge Spiders of August

Oh, my – school starts tomorrow.  I worked early and late.  My daylilies had 12 hours between my first round of photos and my second.

I am not sure what to say tonight – my brain is mush and I crave ice cream.  But, I do want to highlight three big, colorfast Ned Roberts spiders that are late bloomers.  Colorfast becomes obvious when we photograph at 7 AM and 7 PM.  And, my photos of these three look good both times – wide awake all day.

Purple Corn Dancer steals my heart with every bloom.  I have her in two locations so I may get 3-4 weeks of blooms.

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Purple Corn Dancer 8/13/1

Mama Cuna is a HUGE spider.  She, also, wears make-up that lasts all day – she adds an amazing highlight to the Southwest garden late season.

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Mama Cuna 8/13

Purple Thunderbird is CRAZY HUGE – and also looks great all day.  Very colorfast.

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Purple Tunderbird 8/12

I am guessing they are related because they all make me smile.

PS – My orchid cactus did not bloom last night – this waiting is the stuff of my midwifery days!  I even got up briefly at 3 AM to check.

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Orchid Cactus bud 8/12

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