Thursday, October 18, 2012

Spinning Gold...Or My New Favorite Spider



A spider with impeccable taste in home location.


I'd love to live in the middle of a beautiful, aromatic lavender plant.


In a house spun from gold.


At first she was shy, hiding from me as I sat down to take some pictures.  As I moved a little left or right, she'd duck the other way.  After a couple minutes though I guess I was perceived as Not A Threat and I think she was proud to show me her "finished item" :-).  I believe she's a Jumping Spider.

25 comments:

Jan baby said...

AWESOME PIC. I love that you find the beauty all around you. I will take a lesson from that and quit sweating the small stuff. thanks love ya.

Jenny said...

Isn't she beautiful! What amazing images. Thank you for sharing.

Jody said...

OMG that is amazing!!
She does appear to be posing for the camera :-)

Mary Ann said...

That really is an unbelieveable picture! Thank you!

Susan said...

Now that is some spinning! What a beautiful home she has made - and what big, bright eyes she has! All the better to.....

Jenny Glen said...

I appreciate the detail in the picture but I can't stand the subject!

Peacecat said...

Astounding series! That last photo gives me chills. Fascinating, and shudder-inducing at the same time.

Alice said...

Stunning capture in that last photo!
I think she is smiling with pride
Perhaps her name is Rapunzel ;-)
Card and calendar worthy.

Pam said...

Wouldn't that be the greatest place to winter over? Do spiders winter over? I love her little round house...kind of a spider geodome. Great shots. Kisses to the sheep. And dogs. And cats. Not the chickens.

Andee said...

Spooky spider! At first I thought it was on a leaf is that a nest? Creepy either way. But great shots.

Spinners End Farm said...

Thank you for sharing these incredibly beautiful photos! I love the last one especially!

City Sister said...

I've never thought of a spider as cute, but that is one cute spider!

small farm girl said...

Okay, I hate spiders but I have to admit that one is cute. By the way, your camera is AWESOME if it can take pictures that close.

The Dancing Donkey said...

It is so good to hear from someone who can appreciate a nice spider. I am quite fond of them myself, thanks for the lovely photos. That is just the way I like to appreciate lavender as well, it doesn't make me wheeze from this distance:)

Terry said...

Wow! I can see her through your photo better than I ever could with my own eyes. That's a treat. Thanks.

Michelle said...

You captured some great detail!!! What a little beauty.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What great pictures!! I'm intrigued by spiders and I love to get pictures of them because they do seem to have a little personality, but I am a little nervous around them--Especially one that can jump--YIKES!!

Sheepmom said...

I love her! She's gorgeous! One of the most photogenic spiders I've seen. And what a great capture of a tiny little story out in the garden. Thanks for the treat.

sheepsclothing said...

that's awesome. even your spiders are photogenic! :)

Christine said...

You are so much like me it scares me sometimes.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Wow..just WOW!! :)

Bee Lady said...

Very cool spider! Not like the one I found in my shower the other day.

Cindy Bee

cyndy said...

wonderful images!!

Ed said...

After reading about Handy this post and pics cheered me up, excellent macros..:-)

Mary said...

I love her, and what a beautiful home she has built! Her face is priceless. :) I have so much love for all living creatures.. as you obviously do. You have a magnificent blog. You really do.

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