While she didn't exactly take me to task, my darling girl did express some surprise that I hadn't shared photos of these recent interesting garden visitors:
this moth was about 7.5 cm or 3" long, and presumably asleep clinging to the flyscreen.
I didn't manage to catch him awake but you can still see his beautiful barred wings
and this impressive mantis/stick insect thingy got him/her self trapped in my bug zapper, but managed to escape before I had to do something drastic like dismantle the thing to free it.
He/she was quite happy to hop a ride on my hand to the slightly more salubrious surroundings of a eucalypt and stayed there long enough for a photo session.
and The Girl herself took this last pic of one of my occasional guests ...
this totally weird, spiky, little spider, the Spiny Spider, Austracantha minax.
Despite numerous attempts, I've never quite managed to catch her in focus, even in macro, probably because she's really tiny ... about a centimetre across.
If you're wondering why I'm calling it 'she' with such conviction, the males are even smaller.
Anyway, Nadie had a go at taking the shot from a bit further out and I just cropped in closer.