I've been watching these beasts since mid summer slowly taking over portions of my garden and flower beds. At first I was a bit taken aback by them, but over time they have won me over. Their beauty is inarguable, and their architectural ability is astounding. And the fact that they capture and consume grasshoppers only makes me like them even more (because I *hate* grasshoppers). They are golden garden spiders, and they have decorated my yard with their beautiful webs and their rather beautiful selves.
Be open to the unexpected beauty around you, little ones, even when it makes you go "eewwww!"