Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Natural Art {Wordless Wesnesday}

Now, I'm not "into" spiders or anything, but I hold them in high esteem. It just amazes me to look at their webs and see all of the hard work and precision that goes into each one. Often, I'll see a web in a tree when we go for walks and I'll just stop and look at it. Of course, no one else can see it, so everyone treats me like I'm nuts, "What are you looking at?!" They should know better than to ask silly questions like that, I'm obviously looking at something interesting that they've passed up because they were too busy walking from Point A to Point B without bothering to take notice of the scenery on the way. Anyway, here's my Wordless (ha ha) Wednesday post - I thought October would be appropriate for it:
Mid-morning in my garden.

This is actually TWO Daddy Long Leg spiders, head-to-head. I don't know if they were being extra friendly or fighting to the death. Sorry for the fuzzy pic. It's just such a rare thing to observe that I had to share it!

There was an entire clearing in the woods with about ten of these giant weeds covered in webs just like this one. The photos of the collection didn't come out right - It's hard to take pictures of webs without the right light!

The spider is top, center. Waiting to trap the silly bug that attempts to land anywhere near him/her.

This one's waiting to jump out and catch his/her dinner, too.
We came upon this one at Sterling State Park, right on Lake Erie. I've never seen a spider like this before!


6 comments:

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Wow, you got some great shots. I also am fascinated by spiders and their webs. Hubby isn't quite as fascinated when I (and the girls) want to stop and watch a spider build its web.
If you have a chance I invite you over to Tots and ME to link up

http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2011/10/wordless-wednesday-october-5-2011.html

Gem said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

omg...how can something be so pretty and freaky at the same time...LOL!

those are so really cool shots and some HUGE webs!

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Stunning you got really awesome photos, i like spiders but don't have knowledge about their kinds and families, it is really cute and admirable sharing.

teresa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow! and EEEK!
I'm with you... I can totally appreciate the beauty and am fascinated by the variety and webs, etc...
We saw one almost exactly like your first shot at my moms the other day. No camera though. Glad you got it!
Amazing shots here. Even fuzzy. I wish I wasn't so scared of them. Sometimes I think if I could learn enough.. know for certain which were dangerous.. I would be more calm about it. Still on my to do list.

Alicia C. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@teresa Our entire porch is filled with spiders like the one in the first shot. I tried counting them a few weeks ago and got to 40 before I gave up - there were too many! Our first year here, hubby used to go out every night and sweep away the webs. We learned very quickly that it's better to leave them up. The mosquitoes were terrible! Now, we don't have to really worry about getting too bit-up on the porch - they can't navigate through all of the webs :) (Oh, and they leave us alone - I've never had a spider land on me from above or gotten bitten from one!)

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Natural artists are creative then us because they are the part of holy nature and their existence and art work increase natural beauty.