Here there be spiders… somewhere


Arachnophobes will be happy to know the spiders weren’t evident, only their webs.

We spent the Queen’s Birthday June long weekend at Taylors Arm, industrious by day, tidying, gardening and maintaining our home. We spent the evenings by the wood fire.

The morning sun was warm and illuminated the creations of the industrious nocturnal crafters in their Gardenia tree home adjacent to our front verandah.


About EllaDee's

After a decade of living in tiny apartments in the inner-city of Sydney, Australia with my husband referred to in my posts as the Gorgeous One (G.O.) while I worked in corporate-legal and the G.O. in civil earthworks we relocated 500 kilometres north in December 2015 to our home in the Nambucca Valley to follow our dream of living simply and creatively. We travelled around Australia in 2016. Now we work on our 1930’s house, have a vegetable garden and a dog plus share a flock of backyard chickens with our neighbour. These days I’m a horticulture student, something I dreamed of doing for many years. From time to time I write about day-to-day life, past & present, people & places, and take snapshots with my smart phone. Copyright 2011-2017. All content of,, & is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process, nor may any other exclusive right be exercised, without the permission of the owner who can be contacted via email dln011 [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au.

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    • A honour bestowed upon/by the colonies… but as Easter falls in or close to April, as does ANZAC Day, we have Mothers Day in May, I guess June is the next best thing. We used to simultaneously celebrate Guy Fawkes aka Cracker Night but private fireworks are banned and it seems to have gone out of fashion. We have no more public holidays until Labour Day in October.
      I did kill a big cockroach… and then felt bad… should have just put it out.

  1. Jeez, you’ve got very industrious spiders in Oz, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many webs and so thick too.
    As RS has said, the Queen’s birthday isn’t celebrated here, though I did see the trooping of the colours on TV this morning.

    • I’ve never seen so many webs before… I’m hoping they’re tiny spiders and not looking to stage a coup 😉
      I think it’s only we in HRH’s colonies who celebrate… commemorate really, as it’s not actually her birthday in June.

  2. Once I realized that the title wasn’t a metaphor, I skipped right to the comments. I have a sudden urge to check my supply of bug spray. One can never have enough. 🙂
    I hope you’re enjoying your weekend, EllaDee.

  3. It’s tooooo many webs for me, EllaDee – where there’s a web there’s a spider lurking somewhere, probably hatching eggs and before you know it the gardenia will be swarming with scuttling arachnids ….. can’t stick around, sorry 🙂

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