- Author: Kathy Keatley Garvey
Stop and smell the roses.
Yes, we should all do that. We should take time out of our busy schedules to appreciate the beauty of nature, the beauty of roses, the beauty of a single yellow rose.
But sometimes there's a bonus in those roses, depending on whether you like jumping spiders or honey bees.
We spotted this little jumping spider (about the size of our little fingernail) on a yellow rose, "Sparkle and Shine," this morning. Tucked within the folds of the rose petals, the jumper looked like a tiny black spot, a period at the end of a sentence.
Nearby, honey bees foraged on other roses. They sparkled and they shined.
No arthropods were harmed in the making of these photos.