Sunday 10 July 2011: Geiger Counter's Off the Scale
Sadly this is not called a Nuclear Fallout Spider, but rather is a Cucumber Green Spider (I'm not sure why they have to specify green since there do not appear to be any other types of cucumber spiders and both cucumbers and this spider are, obviously, green...
Anyway. It was on the broad beans, so wasn't living up to its name anyway. Keeping the colour theme going it was engaged in sucking out the guts from a Black Fly. Should say, it's teeny, about half a centimetre big, so not much trouble for the mildly arachnaphobic.
You may have noticed a lack, thus far, of a piece on cycle helmets which is because it hasn't been written yet. That's all. most of what I write on here is brain-dump stuff without thinking.
First proper Figgy wander in a couple of weeks today, trying out the working but still not sorted 150-500mm lens to try and work out who to shout at next. All the kids were out, like the Tufted Duckling; Juvenile Magpie; Mallard Duckling; and Stripey Grebelets. Oh, and a Wary Rabbit.
That said, Mel's dad popped down with some pictures from his recent trip to Canada, which included bears and groundhogs, so it was feeling a little less exotic down the park after that.
Another shakedown ride of the new bike and I've got almost everything set up perfectly now. Just a few wee tweaks to be made. One of the benefits of having put it together yourself (this is the fourth in a row I've built up from the frame) is that you know how it all comes together and it makes it easier diagnosing and amending. Plus, frankly, I enjoy the tinkering. The ride confirmed one thing - it's a cracking bit of kit.
Monday tomorrow. Boo.