Friday, September 18, 2009

Photostory Friday: The Spider

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Izzy 'N Emmy

This summer I attempted to grow some veggies in hopes of saving some money. My tomato plants didn't grow so well as you can probably see from the first photo and one of the plants Miss Peanut Butter keeps taking the green ones off of it. Despite my brown thumbs, a new friend has set up shop between my tomato cage and the side of the house. Peanut Butter likes to check up on him or her everyday. Normally I would have tried to get rid of our new friend because, quite frankly, spiders are the one thing I cannot stand at all. As long as PB likes to check in on our friend he or she has a home for now.

This is Peanut Butter checking out our spider and for fair warning the next shot is our eight legged friend. Or should I say seven legged.

This spider is actually pretty big in comparison to the other garden spiders we have overtaking our deck. I have a feeling it has seen a battle or two since he only has seven legs. The first day we found him he had a yellow jacket wrapped up still wriggling around. It also seems to sit out in its web all the time, whereas the other million around here hide during the day. If I could stomach looking for what kind of spider it is I would, but I don't want to have nightmares. The other night we let the dog out and our night time friends were about their business and PB says,"Oh a spider" and I thought she said she wanted to touch it and I asked her, "you want to touch the spider?" as I'm trying not to hyperventilate if she says yes. She says, " No, spider's bite." Whew.

11 comments:

kris... said...

Oh, that is a yucky spider!!! EWWW!

Denise said...

Ooh I hate spiders! YUCK

Emily said...

My kids loves to look at spiders and other bugs too...yuck!!!

Chris said...

I love that web shot! Great job!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

I am not a fan of spiders AT ALL, but I will indulge the kids' curiosity. Great picture of the web!

Maggie May said...

Now I'm not a great lover of spiders. (I think that is a polite way of saying *I absolutely hate them*) However I can catch them in cups with a piece of card over the top if necessary.
7 legs!!! Must be a fighter.
Spiders bite???? Ew. Don't like the sound of that one bit!

Raise Them Up said...

I'm with you! Spiders with any number of legs scare the willies out of me. I've gotten better now. I can usually work up the courage to dispose of them. But I haven't quite cured the dance I do if they move unexpectedly.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Not fond of spiders either.... you must have zoomed in for this shot, cause I'm guessing you didn't actually get that close! It is a good shot, even if it is of a spider!

Heidi said...

WOW!!!! That is one brave little girl! She just made me feel like a complete whimp!
Interesting 7 legged spider. But I have to admit that I scrolled past that picture rather quickly.
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Wayne said...

Thats a cool spider

kaye said...

amazing shot, I love the garden spider's web. Out here we call them Orb spiders because of their intricatly woven webs. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.