Ann tells me since I declared it Flower Eating Insect Week, I must post a picture of a bug every day this week. Well, this is a bit of a problem. 1. I don’t post everyday. 2. I don’t garden much. 3. I am a horrible photographer.
In an attempt to appease Ann, I offer you one of my favorite flower eating spiders.
Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk is one of my all time favorite children’s books. I get choked up reading it. And it is so clever with the counting mixed in there with the story. I don’t care for the subsequent books nor do I care for the show on Nick Jr. I was rereading it this morning looking for my favorite page to share and I just loved them all. But I will share this one…
Ten tiny steaming cups of tea
Were perched atop her trembling knee.
She sipped and sobbed, then heard a cough
And turned to see a small wet moth –
A fragile thing so soaked by rain,
His wings to damp to fly again.
She smiled and took a checkered cloth
To cloak the frail and thankful moth.
They talked and snacked on tea and pie
Until his tiny wings were dry.
Then lifting him with gentle care
She tossed him gently in the air.
Poor misunderstood Miss Spider. I love her.