Not everyone is creeped out by spiders, but I felt a warning was fair. 🙂
While looking for the orchids yesterday and before happening upon the damselfly, I noticed this Arabesque Orbweaver with its bagged lunch on a leaf. For those who are comfortable with spiders, the lunch was still alive and wriggling inside the package. It’s all part of Nature’s cycle of life. Whatever is waiting to be eaten, without the spider there would be too many of the species…it might even be a beneficial taking by this kindly Neoscona arabesca. We always allow a few spiders to hang out in the house for just that reason. Hopefully some of the tiny insects the house spiders catch are mosquitoes.
I would have loved to get a head on shot for Gary and Pete and anyone else who loves a nice 8-eyed portrait, but this leaf was sort of perpendicular to the Earth and I don’t think I could have shot it while lying down and looking up. Because of the angle I had to dodge the head to reveal the eyes and whiskers.
So that’s it for Creepy Saturday. I’ve another arguably cool shot from yesterday but am waiting to ID the farmer and her herd.