I’ve been meaning to write about my garden for some time, seeing as how it’s another step-by-step preoccupation of mine. This is the first garden I’ve had in over 20 years, and I’m enjoying it immensely. So far we’ve enjoyed tomatoes, purple beans, dragon beans, tomatillos, and now lemon cucumbers fresh off their stems.

This afternoon, while watering, I spotted a garden spider who had trapped a dragonfly in her web. I was fascinated as she wrapped her conquest up; whether for a later snack for herself, or a meal for her young, I have no idea. I ran and grabbed my camera, and had fun photographing the process.

The spider and her dinner, the dragonfly

The spider and her dinner, the dragonfly

The spider and her dinner, the dragonfly

The spider and her dinner, the dragonfly

The spider and her dinner, the dragonfly

The spider and her dinner, the dragonfly

The spider and her dinner, the dragonfly

The spider and her dinner, the dragonfly

I’m always finding new functions on my five-year-old digital camera. Who knew you could fine-tune the super-closeup setting? For that matter, who knew there even was a super-closeup? I just discovered that a couple of months ago. Maybe I should read the manual?