where is the little friend?

this morning i walked out the front door to a very foggy hazenstraat.  it was gorgeous.  i love foggy mornings, always have.  when i was a kid, the fog would drift over the valley and sink – specifically into the upper field across lincoln creek road from our farm.  i loved it.

when i got to my bike, chained on the lauriergracht bridge, i saw that i’d had a friend visit with a present sometime between last night and this morning, but i don’t know where he (or she) went… not under the seat, not under the straps of my saddle bags.

anyway, here is the present:


  1. Nice gift, maybe it was left by an industrious nissen? πŸ™‚

    As an aside, are there a lot of spiders there? We have found that there are way more here in Suffern than we ever saw in the cities. Maybe it’s because we are at the edge of rural here.

    1. these ones are pretty common:

      de Kruisspin (Araneus diadematus)

      and others. πŸ™‚
      our houseboat had about a bijillion and i seem to remember similar quantities in our maastricht apartment. wrong season to take much note of yet in our new place… πŸ™‚

      1. Looks like an A. Diadamatus web to me! I like those guys. They eat their weight in bugs twice daily, they don’t bite us humans, and they leave nice big webs to tell us where they are. They are about as un-creepy as spiders get.

      2. you’re so good at this spider i.d. thing. πŸ™‚ to add that note just then, i actually went to your lj where i’d sent the link before, and copied it….
        i like this kind of spidery friend, too. especially on my bike in the foggy morning. yay!

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