Above is the view from my new summer gig at our golf course snack shack. I love it. Selling drinks, hot dogs and snacks to the golfers and heckling bad putts. Perfect summer job.
I've never worked in a restaurant or retail setting so it's fun learning new stuff, like the cash register and inventory, etc. And check out my cool company car:
I've been putting in so many hours at the snack shack this spring, I've neglected the RV yard.
Happy I took some time to wander around and check out the new blooms, or I would've missed this scene:
It's a plump goldenrod spider, hunting a wasp in the lilacs. Creepy but interesting.
Goldenrod spider facts from the kidzone website:
One of their favorite things to eat is wasps or bees, which gives you an idea of how large they are (they're about the size of a wasp).
Goldenrod Crab Spiders are "hunters". They don't spin webs. Instead they wait, without moving, on the bloom of a flower. Because of their ability to change color, they blend in quite well. When an insect gets near, they grab it with their strong front legs and eat it immediately.
Perhaps this goldenrod spider was colorblind; he didn't exactly blend in with the purple lilacs. But he (or she) still had a successful hunt. Yikes.
My Fella has been really busy too, splitting his time between running the golf course pro shop and training with the grounds crew. He knows the business side of golf (setting up tournaments, sales, tee times, lessons) and now he's interested in actual course maintenance (mowers, irrigation, turf management, etc).
But the bossy hummingbirds in our 'hood don't let him forget to keep their feeders full of juice.
He tried to top up the juice a few nights ago and the h-birds kept buzzing his head.
When he returned with full feeders, the little monsters were on them before he could even hang them back in the trees.
(don't worry - My Fella is used to this type of impatience - it's the same scene when I'm waiting for him to return with my hummingbird juice... from the beer store :)