We were talking outside as I had just photographed an item (stay tuned) in my neighbors’ driveway and as I was heading home. We were still chatting and I started to photograph a little grasshopper sitting on top of one of their daisies (might be a different species but similar in appearance).
The conversation went like this-
J said- Look at the spider-
R- what spider?
J-the big spider-
R-where is it?
J-the big black and yellow spider—– right there under the flower
R I don’t see it.
R———- OH MY- I see it now –that spider is ENORMOUS-
Steve I might need a new glasses prescription. How did I miss this giant spider? It is considered harmless to humans according to the information on this type of spider but I would not want it crawling on me. Click here for more info on the
Argiope aurantia commonly known as the Black and Yellow Garden Spider-
We always called them zipper spiders – because it looks like a big zipper going thru their webs. We welcome them every year in our garden.
Just in time for Halloween.
I don’t like spiders!
ALL spiders are BAD spiders!! Jonathan said there were spiders the size of his palm in Afghanistan!
nothing is worse than walking INTO a spider web! That feeling gives me the heebie jeebies.
Love those spiders!I have many many pix of spiders I took with my camera-preying mantises and snakes.too.This is a GREAT photo.
Makes me remember “Charlotte!!” Love the photo – going to see if I can find some in my garden – love seeing a part of the web!
Yikes – it looks scary! But your image looks wonderful – like IT could be the illustration in the book about spiders. 🙂
Stef, thanks for your thoughtful comments on the blog. There should be a prize as you are the TOP commenter on the blog when I go to the site stats.
Still trying to get a reply that is indented but perhaps it is the theme I have or something.
Aw, you’re very kind. I like to support people who do great work, and add positive energies to the blogosphere. 🙂
As for your reply comment – it is indented, but the indentation is VERY slight. It’s a function of this theme (that’s just how this one works). So you’re doing everything ‘right’ – this is just how this theme makes the replies look. 🙂
What an eerie web it weaves – great picture