Another Wordless Wednesday
“That’s a sewing spider”, one of the Amish boys in my classroom told me. Then he told another boy, “It can sew your fingers together!” I think an older brother has been telling some tall tales.
These large docile 0rb weaving spiders commonly answer to plain ol’ garden spider or black and yellow Orb Weaver. But I was curious about the sewing-spider tag. They weave a zig zag pattern into their webs and therefor have earned a nickname of “sewing machine spider”.
My grandson loves these big web weaving spiders. Much to his fathers dismay. Often found in the September, they commonly are lumped together with their cousins as garden spiders. Usually shy, this one stayed on web for a pose, content to finish its evening meal. The pic has been sent to my grandson…I’m waiting to hear his delight…its bigger than the one he’s been raising outside his window all summer!
Is it the eyes, the hairy legs, or just the number of legs, the web or just that they creep anywhere and appear at most anytime. Yes, creepy, but admit with me they are beautiful too.
You’ll want click on the image to see the danger hidden Below. Last week I was mostly tech free and posted using the scheduler. While away, I spoke as camp pastor to middle school campers in Central NY. A life long favorite activity of mine is to take adventure hikes with kids and see what can be found. A gal spotted these overnight rain drops captured in a web down in a rotting stump. I saw images in the drops and offered to take a macro shot and see what was there to see on the screen for the evening chapel. We never saw a spider in that old stump, the web looks abandoned, but when opening up the image we see the reflection of a menacing spider lurking below the dew jewels. How deceiving beauty can be..