Arachophobes stay away!

I came home at 2:00am this morning after having spent the evening sitting around with a bunch of lovely friends having a few drinks and talking till we suddenly went “OMG is that the time!” As I walked down our very dark front path I caught some movement out of the corner of my eye.

There, strung between the trees at the side of the path was a huge orb weaver’s web. If it had been across the path instead of beside it I’d have had spider web all over me from knee to noggin. Not to mention the web’s inhabitant, which would have ended up more or less right on my nose.

Garden orb weaving spider

Garden orb weaving spider

She was such a pretty lady* and I was so glad she was still in her web and not on my face. Yep, I stood in our garden at 2 in the morning taking photos of a spider. It was a little difficult because I couldn’t see what the camera was aiming at till the flash went off, but I think this one turned out ok.

*Fairly sure it was a female, the size difference between the sexes in garden orb weavers isn’t that big but females are still larger and this one was a big ‘un, well over an inch in length.

4 Responses to “Arachophobes stay away!”

  1. mimbles says:

    Yep, it's that time of year 🙂 This time I remembered to put the warning in the post title!

  2. cat says:

    She sure is pretty – I like spiders, I carefully take them out of the house. Snakes, well that is another matter. And as I live in the country housing the most poisonous snake in the world, I think I am only being careful.

  3. Mrs4444 says:

    Yikes!! I'm glad, too, that you weren't wearing that!

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