Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I Don't Like Spiders and Snakes...

I about jumped out of my skin when I looked out my bedroom window and saw.....

THIS


So of course (knowing that you would truly enjoy some close-up spider shots) I grabbed the camera and ran outside.




I think their webs are quite fascinating




and they are neat to watch as they build their homes....
(from a distance, of course)



but I'm not so thrilled with the homeowner!



YIKES!
thank goodness for the zoom lens!



when I enlarged this shot, I could see the surprise Ms. Spider was about to leave me



This!! She decided that my bedroom window was a good place to leave her offspring!
I didn't agree.



No, that's not two egg sacs, just a reflection!

So I got hubby to go outside and knock the egg sac down to the ground. (I'm the one who freaks out at bugs of all types!) 

We thought that the babies could just as easily run all over the ground instead of our window -- where the screen, by the way, has a small hole in it. Baby spiders sharing my bedroom is NOT part of the program!

And I don't know about you, but I'm creeped out just writing this and dealing with those pics!


To combat more creepiness, I am leaving you with some cute kitty pics....
I'm sure you'd rather think of cute kitties than yucky spiders!
Hey, just be glad there are no snakes!!




This is Patio, Jr who apparently thinks rainwater is better than the water in the communal water bowl...



Midnight agrees!



Oops! Caught in the act!
I'll stare at you and bolt if you take one tiny step toward me....

(Thank goodness again for the zoom lens!!)


Sharing at
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34 comments:

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Aw! Cute kitties! but spiders...ew! Although, I agree, I am amazed with their web spinning skills! Spider webs are pretty fascinating! (I am not crazy about snakes or roaches!!!)

Blessings & Aloha!

Karen S. said...

Yikes! Is so the word for that spider! When they get that big, it's way too serious! Your kitty cats are mighty adorable though!

Debbi Huntington said...

ugh...I HATE SPIDERS! thanks for the nightmares. hahaha
Debbi
-yankeeburrow

LimeRiot said...

Eww eww eww!! I hate spiders too!! Thank you for ending this scary post with cute kitties :).

Splendid Little Stars said...

Thanks for the kitty comic relief!
I really don't mind spiders. They are rather fascinating. However--not in my house!

VBR said...

Okay, I guess I am in the minority here. I like spiders. They are ferocious bad-bug eaters. And, I do love to look at the webs they spin. The one you have pictured is sometimes called a sewing machine spider because of that heavy zig zag line of web that appears on their finished webs. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

Natashalh said...

Eeek! I'd be not too happy with that egg sack! Spiders do kind of freak me out, even though I try not to harm spiders I know don't attack people. I did used to live in a house with black widows, though, and that was no good. I love the last kitty shot! Very Egyptian looking.

Along These Lines ... said...

Sweet little spider!

Granny-Guru said...

Great photos. Did you do anything to enhance the webs to make them so clearly white? I've heard of tips like spraying them with water or white paint, but never tried anything beyond catching them with dew in the sun.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

shudder....

JDaniel4's Mom said...

We have had so much rain. Spiders have been appearing everywhere. They must like rain.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Great post for S ~ spiders do build beautiful webs ~ great photos ~ love your kitties ^_^ carol

PCF Team said...

Just looking at those photos makes me cringe...Too close for my comfort!

Kc W said...

Yes, the kitty pictures are much cuter than the spider -- and why is it all cats like to drink any water not in their dish?

Like you I am not fond of spiders but I can deal with them as you do -- from a distance, a safe distance. "S"s as we call them because I won't even say the word -- totally different story. I didn't go on FB for a week because someone had posted a picture of one and I couldn't have it on the monitor long enough to remove the person from my feed! I don't look at photos and I don't even say the word... so if you ever post a picture will you warn us, please!

riorita said...

I enjoyed reading this! Laughed my heart out! No doubt you are a great photographer!

Liz Williams said...

Hi there! I'm your newest follower! Ew, I'm not a big fan of spiders either. But Those are awesome pictures. I probably wouldn't have been able to take those pictures! And the kitties are just darling.

Sheryl Hastings said...

I do like the kitty pics better than the spider pics! We have a spider that likes to make her web outside my living room window. I got some good shots of her too. I am glad however that she found a new place to make a web because I haven't seen her in a long time.

lovethosehandsathome said...

Those spider pictures are fantastic! I don't mind spiders--they're good luck, you know. But I've never had any luck taking pictures of the webs like you did!

Lola said...

Such an interesting *S* post – Yikes, I hate spiders too!

Love the post – great pics!


Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday

Tracy Cook said...

love your post. Imagine my fear as I am sitting watching tv when a HUGE spider climbs onto the mantle piece. I did not kill it just let it wanter

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I have gotten a few pretty WEB pics here and there outside but the spiders themselves give me the heebie-jeebies!

fredamans said...

Yep, I'm creeped out.

LOVE your black cat! I had one once, Floyd, but he passed away several years ago now. Miss him when I see cats such as yours.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Yes, spiders freak me out, but I hate killing them. I just picked up some hedgeapples found along the roadside and will place one in every room in my house to dispel them all fall/winter♫ My Letter s: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/saddle-into-the-sunset/
Happy Weekend!

Scudds Harrison said...

Yes to the lovely kitty and yikes to the spider! ;)

Have a lovely weekend.

Julia said...

Hola que bonito bloc, me ha encantado, yo tengo uno hace poco al cual te invito a verlo .

Me gustan tus fotografias son una maravilla
Muchas felicidades por tu bloc

Julia
Elracodeldetall.blogspot.com



Pride In Photos said...

Yes, you did creep me out with all these creepy images of spiders...but I guess it is getting that time of year. Halloween is just right around the corner.

Jenny said...

Simple seeing the pictures of this spider gives me the heebie jeebies... I can't imagine being the one shooting the camera...

Those silly little kittens are so sweet that they stopped my skin from crawling though..,

Spooky post for the letter "S"!

Thanks for linking - Spectacular job!

A+

TexWisGirl said...

love, love the argiopes. :)

bailey-road.com said...

Those are great close-ups of the spider. Cats are always fun to see.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Awesome shots, but I really don't like spiders either. The cats are cute.

Anni said...

Oh yes, I'm sure glad you added some fluffy, cute images afterward.

I'd be high-tailing it out of there if I saw a spider like THAT. You're brave to even take photos of it all.

Ewww.

retriever said...

We have also much spiders this year inBelgium, your cats are wonderfull, lovely fotos, greeting from Belgium

eileeninmd said...

Cool shots of the spider. They are kind of neat. Have a great day!

RamblingRound said...

Cleaned the spider eggs off our windows this week too! Thank you for including the cute kiddy pix.

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