Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Spider Moon


One step out the back door…

I was sitting at my computer on the night of August 28, 2017, when Flo opened the back door and let out a bit of a shriek – this critter was busy, zipping about, intricately weaving a web the size of a bed sheet, which extended from the gutter of our roof, down to the rails by our back steps. Our visitor was zipping about so fast, it was difficult for me to get a shot that was in focus, but our arachnid guest was so big, I finally got some, the most dramatic being this one. After I got my pics, I took a spray bottle with bleach, and hit the key support cords in the web, forcing it to collapse. I didn’t want to hurt my subject, and it took the hint and moved on.

Out to the middle of the front yard, with a tripod…

August 22, 2021, the night of the Sturgeon full moon, I took a slew of photos, one of which I used here to complete the final version of “Spider Moon.”

If you’d like to see some more of my work, here is a small gallery, up at Tee Public:


Even if you rarely wander from your habitual haunts, it is amazing what you can find, if you just stop for a moment and take a look around.