Thursday, March 20, 2014

Catching Up - The Thaw and Charlotte

The beauty of the Seasonal Cycle is that nothing lasts forever; at some point, water freezes and ice melts.

These past few weeks things have been really odd weather-wise.  A few warmer days followed by snow and then repeat.  It makes for a messy time of it!


Proof of extraterrestrial Ice Creatures???

I love how the minions have distinct ways of doing things.  For example, the weather was warm enough one day that the minions could not wait another second to get on their bikes.  Now envision that they are on their bikes and facing a giant puddle.  What to do, what to do.  Little miss, not wanting to get funky water all over her attire/bike is more cautious...

Then there's little man.  The bigger the splash the better.  Then he wonders how his shirts and pants get so muddy....

Charlotte (aka Aragog) has been acting all sorts of weird lately.  Perhaps it's the thaw.  Normally, as per her species, she is rather laid back and doesn't do a whole lot.  She would hang for days at a time under her little hidey log and we'd feed her and she wouldn't touch them. 

In the past few months, however,  she is devouring crickets, is walking all over the place (including the sides of the tank which she has not done before), and spends days at a time standing up with her body raised off her substrate.  I can't figure it out.  Nothing has changed in her tank, her food source is the same.... 

I don't know.  We'll see how things go - little man is still keeping a daily diary of her actions (or non-actions) so we can use that as a reference.  Perhaps she's a little miffed that we are looking at adding another tarantula or two to the mix.  Either way, with her being so active lately, I'm adding a few extra rocks to the top of her lid!

I am still having to upload the pictures directly from my computer which is more of a nuisance than anything, so as per usual, there are more photos on my Flickr page.
Next up, the fiber arts.  But not right now - I still have a few photos to take (I'm still behind on just about everything, which is just awesome.)

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