Monday, September 29, 2008

The Itsy-Bitsy The Hunky-Chunky Spider

Yeah, this post has BIG spiders, and I apologize if you get the heebie-jeebies about this sort of thing. And I apologize if I misspelled heebie-jeebies or if it's some archaic racial slur or hurtful putdown, 'cause you never know. Anyway, I have spider pictures and I may not be able to write anything relevant about them, but still, I am compelled to share.

Cue creepy, crawly music:

Oh, mamacita were these spiders large. The largest (non-tarantula) spiders I have ever seen. So large I have to over use italics even more than usual. Do you need something to compare them with?

She actually jumped on this pen and stole it. I can't write checks without my pen.

This spider already had something to eat, otherwise I would not have put my camera so close to those fast hands.

So, what do you want to talk about? Seen any good movies? Anything interesting in the news? If the economy and world markets aren't your thing, you may be heartened to learn that video gamers are surprisingly fit. Cool, huh? Also, this just in: It's snowing on Mars!


  1. We've had 3 of these big spiders or one that's moved around a lot. And today I found a black widow in the mailbox. First one I've ever seen on our property (tho I'm sure there are many). I scooted it out. I like our mail carrier!

  2. This is creepy! What kind of spider is it and is it poisonous? eeewwww!!

  3. I never liked spiders. We had a big one a couple a months ago. It was living above my potted plants. Yucky!!

  4. Creepy is right and weird how we both wanted to know what everyone was up to. Great Natalie's think alike!

    Seriously though, make sure to stay pen (and arm's length) away from those spiders.

  5. I adore spiders! What wonderful photos!

  6. eeeekkkk...spiders and basically all creepy-crawlies give me the creeps...But it is a beautiful spider, can't deny that...LOL! Happy Days ((HUGS)) Oh, I'm having a giveaway this week--stop by if you can to join in on the fun! :o)

  7. Beautiful spider - she is a writing spider, I'm not surprised she took your pen! We've had one that was a 'pet' (we fed her) for several weeks on our front porch. She has left two large egg sacs right beside our door - and we will probably move them to a plant before winter is over so we don't have thousands of tiny spiders crawling around right next to our door. They can get really huge! Did you know that they EAT their web every night, and then spin a new one?!! Cool huh! Talk about cleaning house!

  8. I'm not a fan of spiders, no way! If I find one in the house it is dispatched to spider heaven in a big hurry. But I am learning to tolerate them in the garden. We have had several of the ones like you show in our blackberry patch and in the vegetable garden. If they are in my way, I take the shovel (with the longest handle) and move them to another part of the garden.

    I am trying to tread as lightly as possible on this land...

    Great photos! He/she/it really is quite beautiful!

  9. I actually find spiders to be quite beautiful. Great close-ups!


    Kind of weird I see two photos of the same kind of spier in blogland two days in a row!


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