Sunday, July 17

The Argiopes are Back!

You'll pardon the blurry photo, I hope. I worked today, and it required more heavy lifting and bending than I am currently capable of, so I hurt my back.  Getting a clear photo of the spider required me to bend over again, and I wasn't about the stay in that position long enough to get a good focus.

Remember this post about the argiope spiders?

14 comments:

Grannymar said...

It looks pretty, but please keep it over at your place! :)

Granny Annie said...

It is difficult for me to "Imagine" getting that excited about a spider.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Neato! I love spiders. Just think of all the garden pests they snack on...Awesome!

Arkansas Patti said...

I remember your post about her before but reread it again. Very interesting. Curosity has long since put my fear of spiders to rest.

Celia said...

Great picture, hope you're feeling better. We like spiders here, they eat so many destructive critters for us and there are few things as beautiful as an early morning spider web with dew on it. I admit I get a little disconcerted when I run out the front door in the door to find my face all cob webby from some critters overnight handiwork, LOL.

Sparkling Red said...

Woah Nelly, that is one big spider!

Kay Dennison said...

I don't get the willies over insects but that one would make nervous!!!

Darlene said...

I'm sorry you hurt your back. I can empathize with how you are feeling. I have spinal stenosis and back aches are common for me if I overdo.

Spiders don't bother me; even tarantulas are harmless if you leave them alone and they do have their place in the food chain.

Tor Hershman said...

YIKES!!!

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Carol............. said...

I love the spiders in my garden and everyone thinks I a bit "off" when I find an insider and gently move them back outside! LOL

srp said...

They are all over the place here too. I wish they ate Japanese beetles. I saw a baby praying mantis today... went in to get the camera and by the time I returned, he was gone.

Pat said...

Just been reading Pearl's post about a spider and shall now avoid them like the plague.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Your spider seems like a he to me. Did you look close enough to find out?

Anonymous said...

Oh, Kenju, I am so sorry that your back is acting up. Hope it gets itself sorted out soon.

Garden spiders are so pretty. And, if you wish to see good photos of dewy spider webs, go see Fred First at http://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/
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P.S. I've not been over to Fragments from Floyd, recently, so don't know how much hunting is required to find the webs; but, Fred has posted lots of beauties.