Friday, October 10, 2008

To the victor...goes the chow! I was taking pictures of these tiny flowers on my yellow and green lysimachia (it's not 'Alexander', I forget the name...will edit in later) (*Update: this plant is 'Oriental Limelight' Artemesia...duh!* :), and I saw this brown bug. He wasn't sitting quite right... ...and I tried several angles to try and figure it out...
...can you see the tiny white and pink legs that are holding his head?

The webs visible in this last image tell the story-he's been caught by a crab spider !
Even with the onset of cooler weather, these stalkers are actively hunting. Rock on, buddy! Submitted to Friday Ark .

8 comments:

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

ewwww and cool at the very same time.

lisa said...

RIGHT?! I feel silly for not realizing what was going on at the time, but my over 40 eyeballs suddenly need help, so I didn't see the whole story until I got the images on a 19" screen! :)

Kylee said...

Lisa, I think you were right the first time, when you identified that plant as Lysimachia. I have Lysimachia 'Beaujolais' and it has a very similar form and flower. Once it bloomed for me, it kind of didn't do much of anything. This is the first summer for it for me, so we'll see what it does next year!
I've got 'Limelight' Artemisia, too, and it doesn't look anything like that. Trust your first instinct! ;-)

lisa said...

The tag I have says artemesia, but it sure wanders like lysimachia...it could easily be mis-marked, cuz' I bought the plant at a big box store. They aren't known for botanical accuracy!

Kylee said...

Oh Lisa, I know what you mean! I think what happens sometimes too, is that people take a tag out to read it and it doesn't get put back in the right spot, or the tag somehow falls out and whoever happens to be working that day might not have a clue where it goes, so they just put it in any pot.

lisa said...

Isn't that super annoying?! I'm not well-versed enough to know all the plants at first glance, so tags are very important to me!

MyGuy Friday said...

WOW! I knew when I checked out your blog, you would have beautiful fall images up!! Each one tells such a wonderful story & the detail you always seem to get soo right!!

Perfect!!

lisa said...

Thanks Joey! :)