Friday, May 25, 2012

Twice in One Week? Geez!

I don't want to accuse mother nature of being inherently evil - but seriously, what's the deal?

32 comments:

Jessica Salyer said...

What king of spider is that? Yuck.

Andrew Leon said...

Oooh... cool orb spider! They make the best webs!

M.J. Fifield said...

Okay, the next time your post include a picture of a real life Shelob, could you maybe put a little more warning in your blog title or write something like, "Hey, M.J., don't look at this post!"

Because I just shrieked so loud my neighbors came over to make sure I wasn't being murdered. Or, considering it's my neighbors, maybe came over to watch or help. I didn't ask.

Anyway, that is most definitely an evil spider.

DRC said...

Eeeek! I usually jump a mile when I see spiders, but I do have a morbid fascination with them. Maybe I just like creeping myself out...(shudders) Evil spider indeed. We don't normally see many spiders until the Autumn when they come in the house looking for somewhere warm, but at the moment we have wasps. Big, nasty, wasps of the stinging variety too...(shudders some more...)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It's a web-weaver - they don't come inside and they eat others spiders and anything else they catch. Besides, their colors are awesome.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

What a frightening monster.

Brinda said...

Yikes! I'm usually not scared of spiders, but that one is very scary looking.

Brent Wescott said...

The reflection in the window makes it look even bigger. Cool.

Jay Noel said...

I had one of these near my deck a couple of years ago. They are freaky looking, but make the most intricate webs I've ever seen.

mshatch said...

I have to say, if I found that thing in my house I would seriously freak. Spiders are NOT my friends.

*shudder*

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

maybe if it bites you you'll get cool superpowers.

Ciara said...

Looks a lot better than the ginormous roach, with long dark wings that waited for me to pull in my garage the other night. Now, that is frightening. I could have used this spiders web making skills. I was brave, really. Okay, I stood outside the garage and screamed until my 14 y/o came out and killed it.

The Golden Eagle said...

That's a big spider! Interesting colors, though.

Gail said...

What a beautiful garden spider. We always keep ours and feed it, too. Sick, I know but fun to throw a bug in and watch her spin her web.

Have you named her yet?

lizy-expat-writer said...

Gail is as gruesome as my kids were in their teens! I learned to be brave with spiders because husband couldn't! Still can't stand cockroaches though.

Cindy said...

Yikes, never seen nothing like that around here. People here would run....

Tonja said...

We had a spider that looked sort of like that one - not exactly - in our garden last year. We looked it up, and it was supposed to be good for the garden even though it looked evil. It made me nervous when it disappeared. Better to know where it is.

BTW, I gave you an award.

Deborah Walker said...

That's one crazy arachnid.

Sherry Ellis said...

Ewww. That is evil! This must be the week for spiders, because a few days ago, I posted about a spider in my hair. Major yuck!

Trisha said...

That...looks big.

Briane P said...

HOLY FRIGGING CRAP I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT WAS OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSE.

I practically took my shoe off and whacked my computer screen when I saw it. You need to move, Rusty. Now. Don't wait until the town is webbed over and spiders are laying eggs in your brain.

Oh, man, I think I'm going to barf.

Nicole said...

Creepy and awesome...unless it was near MY house. Then it's just creepy!

Spacerguy said...
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Spacerguy said...

I recommend you plant a couple of eucalyptus trees in your back garden near that spooky window. The scent of the medicine leaves assembling outside the house over the fall might keep the them away.

Stephen Tremp said...

You could make a pot of soup with this ginormous spider.

And I gave a link to your Fermi Paradox blog from last year on my post today.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

*shiver* eeeeeww

Li said...

Ick. They're beautiful as long as they remain outside. But once they enter my house - it's the can of Aqua Net hairspray for them. (Unless the guy next door is around - he'll transport things like that to the woods for me, bless him.)

Anna Smith said...

What the hell! How would you pop that one in a cup and shoo it outside! :)

Vero said...

That's a damn sexy spider right there!

Arlee Bird said...

This is disturbing. Cool, but disturbing.


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M Pax said...

I'm screaming from way over here. I called my husband at work once to come home and kill a really icky spider.

kimmullican said...

I'm a total tomboy until I see something like that, then I squeal like a little girl!