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Orb Weaver Country ~ Again

· Queen of Spiders, Brilliant Orb Weavers ·

Date
Dec, 22, 2020

 

A quiet walk on a dewy morning always brings a sparkle from the orb weaver spiders’ lair.

Here are a few of my own giant orb weaver captures. My favorite is down at #5, where she’s woven the wildflowers and weed seed heads into her elaborate design.

 

 

orb weaver spidershe uses barbed wire props
 

orb weaver spider

 

Amazing spiders, these. As big as the palm of my hand, frigid, stubborn, refusing to budge from their place in the sun, wind, deer, me or the hound­čÉż Sophie. (they scare her!) Ôś║´ŞĆ

 

orb weaver spiderclose up … a hidden vision
 

orb weaver spiderA young one…
 

orb weaver spider#5 here and below @ #6 ~ A full grown queen of weeds

orb weaver spiderCreatrix of dramatic proportion!

A beginning or the end, I’m not sure which..
orb weaver spider

 

I hope you enjoyed walking with me thru the fields this morning. Early winter is a delicious time of year.

This is a repost on an earlier post with a few changes and updates. The older comments, of course, remain. Thanks for reading! 

 

Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again. 
Beatrix Potter

{Helen Beatrix Potter was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist; she was best known for her children’s books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Wikipedia}

 

 

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0 Comments

  1. Reply

    wisejourney

    September 7, 2013

    gorgeous

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      ─ŻAdelaide

      September 7, 2013

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the fields with me! They’re extraordinary creatures!

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        wisejourney

        September 7, 2013

        absolutely…where are you in our wonderful world ?

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          ─ŻAdelaide

          September 7, 2013

          Sonoma county, California…. northern cal. and you?

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            wisejourney

            September 7, 2013

            oh Im in the suburbs of London….finding beauty in nature wherever and when ever I can.
            My son just travels across America and ended up in CA and fell in love with it.

            have a great weekend Adelaide

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              ─ŻAdelaide

              September 7, 2013

              Thank you! And you too. CA is a beautiful state to see! Very hot just now tho… 100s in the morning! ugh….too hot but part of living here! Ripens the grapes!! A good thing.

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    Gretchen Del Rio

    September 7, 2013

    I did so enjoy the walk with you this morning. The webs are art pieces. Love the quote. I can identify with it. I am grateful that I can still walk in nature and hope to have that recall at a later time in my life.

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      ─ŻAdelaide

      September 7, 2013

      Hi Gretchen,
      I am happy you enjoyed walking the fields and are not afraid-well, not TOO afraid of spiders. ­čÖé I actually thoroughly dislike them in the middle of the night when I get up for pudding! I too identify with Potter’s words… obviously. XO

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    Anita C. Miller

    September 7, 2013

    Oh, these are SO beautiful. That is the biggest spider I’ve ever seen! What a scary looking creature, but his web is magnificent!

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      ─ŻAdelaide

      September 7, 2013

      HI Anita,
      I’m surprised this is the biggest spider you’ve ever seen. Aren’t they really big in TX? That is where you are, I am thinking… Anyway they are the most placid of spiders unless you’re something to eat. What’s the most creepy about them is they camo themselves so well, you can walk right into those giant webs in the sunlight and not realize it until…. creeeeeeepeeeee!!!

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        Anita C. Miller

        September 8, 2013

        Nope, not in TX. I’m in Chicago. Most of our spiders are pretty small ­čÖé I love your shots with the dewdrops on the webs.

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          ─ŻAdelaide

          September 8, 2013

          Ah, yes, it’s Mary from oils by Mary that is in TX. She has the most amazing roses. I got you two mixed up. ­čÖé

          Glad you have small spiders! No wonder you thought these were a bit large.

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    heretherebespiders

    September 7, 2013

    Gorgeous! Of course, I love spiders and their works of art ­čÖé

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      ─ŻAdelaide

      September 7, 2013

      I am not surprised you like spiders. ­čÖé These are some of the most amazing webs I’ve ever seen. It’s fun to capture them when they are wet like this as you can really see their intricacies. X

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    MCS Gal

    September 7, 2013

    I don’t like spiders but I do admire their web building.

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      ─ŻAdelaide

      September 7, 2013

      Hi MCS Gal,
      No, I don’t either tho I try really hard to. I try to catch them and put them out,etc. I wasn’t looking for the spiders here but their webs and I know they’re not out at this hour!! Playing it safe… tho they are harmless. They don’t look it. They’re about the size of my fist.

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    margie

    September 7, 2013

    Simply gorgeous captures and I love spiders.
    Charlotte’s Web has always been one of my favorite children;s book and if I see a spider I always say “hi Charlotte” Kind of silly huh?

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      ─ŻAdelaide

      September 7, 2013

      Hi Margie,
      Another lover of spiders. I sure wish I’d get myself to that place but it’s doubtful at this point in my life. Even Charlotte sort of bothered me. ­čÖé

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    elenacaravela

    September 8, 2013

    STunning, each web and photo.

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      ─ŻAdelaide

      September 8, 2013

      Hi Elena~
      I am happy you enjoyed the spider photos. Some, like me, are a bit squeamish. ­čÖé Can’t get past their amazingness tho. I love the webs and now they’re everywhere, sparkling in the morning sun.

      XO

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    Steve E

    September 8, 2013

    Admire spiders, and these photos are gorgeous. Did you shoot them?
    Must admit to some fear, prob stems from childhood. On the farm, my brother and I in one big bed, would occasionally find a 6-legged creature with us in mornings.
    And we had a cellar which I believe was built entirely of spiders. Literally, they walked on top of one another.

    Then come to Florida, and I swear the tarantula is a scary creature to behold. And…they are hard to kill, they don’t give up. (that makes it seem so brutal, when they keep fighting for life!)

    I was going into a peaceful sleep. Now I foresee a nightmare of crawly critters traversing my bed and under pillow.
    Thanks. (I think…grin!)

    Have not been around here, b/c try to steer clear of Word Press comment forms–have to fill in my info every time–it gets 2 b a drag.
    But anyway, glad to see your very colorful (REEELY nice!) blog again, with SO much lovely art. Really dig the paint splashing going on here!
    Blessings, Laura.

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      ─ŻAdelaide

      September 8, 2013

      Hey Steve~~~ How lovely you decided to venture over to the wrong side of the tracks. Yes, I am very surprised to see you here because I know you would have to fill out the form. Some aren’t able to leave comments even when they do right now-some sort of glitch apparently that tosses them to spam… anyway how you be, dear biker friend? I haven’t kept up with you of recent months, stopped by about a month ago and was so surprised to see you were back at the blog again. But don’t think that’s what you do a lot??

      anyway it’s good to see you again. Creepy spider stories, my friend. i don’t like them either. tarantulas, no thanks. i do love these lovely webs they create as long as i don’t wander into THEM!!! and yes, i did take the photos. ­čÖé

      take care, Steve. my settings “should” make it so that you don’t have to fill it out again but…. no guarantees i suppose. xxxx

  9. Reply

    violetski

    September 9, 2013

    Amazing shots !

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    camilla wells paynter

    September 9, 2013

    Gorgeous! A true sign of fall. They are hard at work here, too, and I also have evicted my share of the large brown “house spiders,” one of whom was too big to capture in a canning jar!

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