Sunday, January 13, 2008

Gratitude Day 6

This is my sweetheart. The neighbors had lit a fire and the smoke looked beautiful in the sunlight. he's standing at our front gate.
This morning he brought me coffee in bed, then he called me in our shop to tell me lunch
was ready, and then he made me the loveliest dinner - he's quite a gourmet cook - rib eye steak with burgundy sauce, string beans with red onion and mushrooms, and a baked potato. He is very artistic and before he retired he was a director of photography, who did metal machining and lathe work as a hobby. He is very creative and artistic and is one of those men who can fix anything, and is a perfectionist about it. He can rebuild a carburetor, or overhaul my computer.

I am grateful for my wonderful husband. He is my obsession, my addiction. ..he even reads to me almost every night ...until i fall asleep!
This is a crab spider. Next to it is something it has caught and is eating. They come in every color imaginable! - but they are very small. This is a rather large one, probably only about 1/2 an inch. They come this time of year, every year, and last until june or so. Around April they become so profuse that I have to walk around the gardens and the trees and knock the webs down so my DH and I don't get entangled in them when we mow and clean up the yard.

...and this is just a fun texture photo i took from our lanai


daydreamstudios said...

I like your gratitude posts. Your husband sounds like a great guy! But, the spiders are

Joanne Huffman said...

hmmm...this is my second attempt at leaving a message. I hope your sweetie reads your post. What a nice early Valentine. Great photo of the spider and web and prey and I love the texture of the rusted sphere.


Kelly Snelling said...

i love reading your gratitude posts, connie. they warm my heart, make me smile, and feel connected to your world. blessings to you.