Wednesday, September 10, 2008
these spiders and their webs are all over our yard. this one was taken with a flash, the only way a "professional" like me, can take this picture. so you really can't get a good look at the spider itself unless you go over here to loving long island's site. I have been trying to capture their webs for the last few weeks. somehow tonight I got lucky. it must have been the magic hour. the funny thing is, right before I snapped this photo, mr. spider just kicked out a leaf that had fallen into its web. you can see the big hole towards the bottom where the leaf kicking did some damage. it was pretty amazing to watch. we have another one taking up residence directly outside the entrance way to our house. since the people I live with don't like to kill bugs, (with the exception of mosquitoes and spiders inside the house) I suffered a small uprising when I was about to get rid of the web with the broom. consequently, my husband named him steve.