We've been having some really strange weather lately. Given the early start to the cropping season this year, P should have just about finished harvest by now. Instead he's hardly started, having spent the last couple of weeks watching the rain come down. Nothing too heavy, thank goodness. But enough to make it impossible to harvest. We've been pretty lucky really. Parts of the Wheatbelt have totally lost their crops to rain and hail (after years of drought).
Now, at last, the sun is shining and there's a hint of summer in the air. This morning I actually had to water my garden, er...my weed patch. That's where I saw proof that summer is on its way. Near the tap I found a web with three 'Christmas spiders' sitting in it. Very neighbourly they looked. Then I found another in a bush. They don't have their Christmas colours all year, just around Christmas, hence their name. I'm not normally keen on spiders, but I have to admit that these are very pretty.
Now the only problem is that if the Christmas spiders are here, the Christmas beetles will be here soon too. They're not pretty at all. They're little brown beads that bombard you if you try to go outside at night, or invade your house if you're silly enough to leave the door open. Very annoying. Oh well, maybe the ducks will enjoy them.