I was out walking around in the vineyard with the dog a couple of afternoons ago, taking pictures. The sun was out and everything looked bright and clean.
I stopped to take a picture of some nice daisies growing just on the eastern side of the a vineyard plot, right on the edge of some woods. Then I noticed, as often happens, there was a creature on one of the flowers. It most likely is one of these: Misumena vatia, a species of crab spider.
I think it must be a spider, but it looks a lot like a crab. As far as I know, we don't have any crabs around here (no wisecracks, please). There are probably écrevisses — crayfish — in the rivers and streams, but I've never seen any.
Today Coco and crew are supposed to come to start up the final phase of the upstairs construction project. We are on the edge of our seat, waiting. I know at least one person who is going to be very disappointed if they "pose us a rabbit" — that's what you say in French when somebody stands you up: « On m'a posé un lapin. » I'm not sure why they say it that way.