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Daddy Longlegs

Yesterday was just not a good day.  Our dog, James, got loose again and was missing for almost 5 hours.  Then while I was out looking for the dog, my cat, Sadie, managed to open the storm door and got loose.  She took off like the devil was after her when she saw me.  She still hasn’t reappeared.  Anyway….while I was out looking for the wayward dog I came across this fella.  It is a daddy longlegs spider, who was gracious enough to pose for me.

daddy longlegs



Weaver of Webs


This is a spotted orb weaver.  It was hanging out on the front porch, where the motion light that our dog Lucy sets off frequently attracts many bugs.

Funnel Web Spider

We have lots of spiders running around in our garden.  This particular one is a funnel web spider.  We encourage them, so they will eat all the pesty bugs we don’t want.



Spooky Spider

It is getting close to Halloween so thought I would share a picture of a spooky levitating spider.


Just kidding, this hairy beast had an awesome web that it was sitting in waiting for the next unsuspecting flying bug.


Best in Camo

I was just walking through the yard and spotted this spider.  I wouldn’t have seen it if it hadn’t moved.  It is very well camouflaged!


Spider in the Hole

Glen took a nice picture of a wolf spider web.  Not sure where the spider was.  I find it very interesting that their webs are funnel shaped.  Not interesting enough to get close enough to take a picture.  That’s why Glen had to take it.


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