Thursday, August 20, 2009

Watching a Master Craftspider

This time of year, there are FAR too many spiders hanging around.  Their webs are everywhere and it seriously makes me wonder if spiders learned to spin webs as a result of The Fall.

When I mow, I absolutely HATE going under or between trees for fear of picking up a nasty thing across my face.  Ack!  It makes me shiver just to think about it!

However, this one, busy at work, caught my attention in a ohmygoodnessIamsogladIdidnotwalkintothat!!!!!! kind of way.  Seriously, I would have danced a jig-and-a-half and the whole neighborhood would have heard me. 

She was absolutely amazing in how quickly she was constructing her perfect web.  So amazing, that I went in and got the boys and my camera.

Watching the Web Builder 2

Watching the Web Builder

We watched her for a while and I even took some video at the boys’ request.

My oldest had to position himself in one picture (which I’m not showing you) with his mouth wide open so that it looked like the spider was dangling over the cavern.  WAY TOO DISTURBING for me!  However, it is sure to become his new favorite screen saver.  Boys can be such an oddity.

But of the two photos I’m posting, I’m trying to decide which one I like more.  I’m just not sure.  What do you think?

To see some other photos and their stories, or to share some of your own, visit Camera Critters and Photo Story Friday at My Chaos My Bliss.  It’s a ton of fun!


Cecily R said...

Boys ARE an oddity! I think they like it that way...

I like BOTH pictures, but the second is my favorite. :)

Christina said...

I like both of them too, and I can see why you'd have a hard time choosing! I do vote for the first one, though. I like how it shows both boys enjoying the fascinating scene together. Plus the spider web pops out more.

Amy said...

I am cracking up over here!!

I love your....

Thanks for the good snort! ;)

Chris said...

I vote for the first shot -- you can see so much of that magnificent web!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

I doubt my sister will leave a comment... she hates spiders calls them MONSTERS!
That is a pretty cool web she is constructing. I think I like the one with both boys looking on.

The Real Me! said...

Ugh! I hate spiders! Yup! Hate! I said it and I mean it! LOL
But it seems like it would be such a waste to destroy that beautiful web. Actually I don't mind spiders as long as they remain outside! WHERE THEY BELONG!
I like the first picture by the way because you can see the web better.

kaye said...

ahh shucks, I would have liked to seen the one with the spider dropping into the mouth. Boys are great fun. That was a fun story. Here’s my photo story. happy Friday!

AVT Coach said...

Love the first one, you can see the web so clearly and the expressions on their faces is priceless!

Emily said...

Boys do the craziest things! We have some pretty wild arachnids around here too...I am not brave enough to go that close to them though!

Heidi said...

I like the first picture. It shows the most detail of the web and still captures the fasination that your boys had in watching the spider spin her enormous web.
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Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

YIKES! That is one big, SCARY spider!

Wayne said...

Ahhhh . spiders. I think they are very intresting creatures. I alwasy had the idea of how funny it would be it a human pooped out silk. can you imagine that?

great photo friday

Snap said...

I love the photo with the great web. So pretty! Your boys were really *into it*. They'll collect lots of critters for your critter posts!!!!! :D :D

Cezar and Léia said...

So cute post, a different critters!
happy camera critters
purrs and love