One of my favorite things about yardwork is you never know what you'll find while digging around in the dirt or clipping back branches. These two were just a couple of the treasures I found this past summer. The spider was actually down in the grass, and I was quite lucky to spot him/her. I'm thinking perhaps they were looking for a meal.
The moth was also a lucky find. I thought it was dead at first because it didn't move an inch while I was clipping grass around the tree trunk. Unfortunately, I've been unable to identify it. It's very striking, though.
Finds like these two make all that hard work worth the effort.