The unseasonable weather seems to be driving the spiders inside the house. This one was very much alive and lurking about on the kitchen wall.
One of the few, so I’ve been confined inside and I was tidying up my pics when I came across this one. It is interesting on lots of different levels. There’s a lot going on. It was taken by my husband who picked up the camera while I attempted to take a photo with my phone. I was inside an old wreck surrounded by spiders, taking a photo through the window. Later on a managed to slowly open the window without disturbing the amazing web.
I love my photos of this spider in its web, so I thought I’d post some more.
From different angles… If you missed the other pics of it click here.
My next door neighbour told me about a huge spider in his yard and of course I just had to go see it. It’s web was amazing stretching out up to 3 metres. It was attached to the door of a wrecked car. To take these photos I scrambled in through the passenger side door and climbed over into the passenger seat. I took some blurred photos through the window, but I wasn’t happy with those. Then, I very gently lowered the window. The web stayed intact and I got these close ups through the open window, always keeping a look out in case it had friends lurking about inside the wreck. I was very uncomfortable so close to the spider.
I posted the photo to a web site and it was identified for me, It was apparently discovered by a Frederich Dahl in 1911.
I’m wondering if the last photo shows its eggs being stored in the web for later on.
Even spiders are fascinating up close. I have to admit I feel a little uncomfortable about getting so close!