While Olivia and I were outside hanging clothes on the line this morning, she noticed some spiders hanging in a huge web between the mango tree and the starfruit tree.
She counted ten of them, and we think they are banana spiders or some type of Golden silk orb-weaver. "Larger relatives occur in the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, and Madagascar. Banana spiders like high humidity and relatively open space." We've certainly got the high humidity!
We also discovered that, like many other animals, these spiders exhibit sexual dimorphism. The male and the female are drastically different in size and in coloring. What a beautiful way to start our Sunday morning, reveling in God's creation.
"There is no grudging in God's benevolence; He does not measure out his goodness as an apothecary counts his crops and measures his drams, slowly and exactly, drop by drop. God's way is always characterized by multitudinous and overflowing bounty."