This not so itsy-bitsy little guy ( we are guessing it's a he ) took up residence
in our garden this year. He moved in around July and decided to stay.
He built himself a magnificent little abode.
We were delighted to meet him.
( click on photos to enlarge )
He is a polite neighbor. Extremely quiet. Minds his own business.
Poses for close ups.
I can't even describe the architectural details of his work.
It is a masterpiece.
It spans several feet--10-12- at least.
( look middle to right )
Sometimes he disappears. One day by accident, I happened upon
his little secret escape space, tucked in the underside corner
of the canopy.
I never told him, though.
I am so glad he never invited us to dinner.
Unfortunately, this past week-end we had our first storm. His beautiful
work of art blew away in the wind. We haven't seen Herman since.
We think Herman was a garden orb weaver spider.
We don't know what happened to him, but he will