Frost on the ground first thing this morning but fortunately it soon melted when the Sun got up.
There are lots of these Stretch Spiders which build their webs between the vertical leaves of my pond plants. I tried to get in close while this one was in the middle of its web but every time it made a dash for its hiding spot where it stretched out along the underneath of a leaf but still kept one leg attached to the web, just in case there was food about:
As children we used to blow on the seed heads of dandelions, the game was to tell the time by how many goes it took to blow all the seeds away:
Both photos are hand held macro shots.
The egg count has finished at eight and Mama is spending long periods on the nest with Papa bring a tasty grub to feed her every now and then.
3 hours ago