Wednesday, September 23, 2009


The dog and I went for a walk today. We both needed the exercise.

Of course, I took my camera, and got lots of pictures, but this is the most striking one I took. It also felt quite dangerous, getting it. I wanted the extreme close-up, but this was one of the biggest spiders I'd ever seen, and I wasn't sure but what it could leap off that web and onto my camera, and from there onto me! And don't tell me spiders can't jump. I've seen them do it, and if there were a Bug Olympics spiders would win over everyone but grasshoppers and crickets. I swear. I am not making that up.

Scary creepiness aside, it's rather beautiful, isn't it?


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

This photo just gave me the heebie-jeebies!
But you're right...beautiful too :)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I'm impressed! I don't think I would have been able to get that close!

Splendid Little Stars said...

It IS very beautiful! Just look at the design work!

majeral said...

wow that is great . We had one on the front porch years ago the web was out of a Sci-Fi movie. They are so beautiful. Of course the Black Widow in the corn took the prize . (and the corn) hehhe

TiLT said...

Ho' Crap! That;s what I get for looking b4 I read! yikes...kudos to you for getting so up close & personal

Anonymous said...

Wowwwwwwwwww, great close-up! I never kill spiders, they're so beautiful and weave those amazing webs. Plus that usually take care of those pesky flies and gnats :)

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