To see these displaying their jewelry, you must find them at just the right stage of their development and catch them early in the morning after a cool night when the humidity has been just right. For some reason tiny drops of dew will form on them and on nothing else around.
It is wildflower season, and today my plan was to post a few photos of the species that are beginning to bloom here now. Then this morning my wife said something like “Honey, you should see this…” and that plan was changed because the morning light was just right to illuminate the artwork of a couple of busy arachnids in a lilac bush. Well, the flowers can wait another day, can’t they?