Yesterday, I posted pictures of a lovely spider that’s been hanging around in my front yard. I woke up this morning wondering if she would be available for another photo shoot. Now I realize that yesterday I called her a he, but I have decided that he is really a she…and I have dubbed her “Harriett.” The reason for the change is that the females are bigger than the males, and I simply don’t want to think that there might be an even larger mate lurking about.
Only the remnants of her previous web remained, but when I glanced over my head, I saw an amazing new web stretched along the side of the Cyprus, and there sat Harriett, right in the center. I’m pretty sure she moved up higher to gain a bit of privacy from the paparazzi.
This time, her underside was facing me, which is not quite as cool as her furry top side, but still rather interesting.
The raindrops gave her web quite the decorative touch. I guess that’s one benefit to this persistent drizzle that has been lingering in the area!
At one point, as I was zooming in, she began to move about, which then prompted me to move also!
I took a couple of shots from a side angle too. I love how there are droplets on her legs. Again, creepy but cool.
I honestly can’t decide if I find Miss Harriett horrifying or mesmerizing. I am leaning toward the latter since I obviously can’t seem to stay away from her!
I’d love to assure you that this will be the last spider post for awhile…but if the forecast is for more rain and a new web awaits in the morning…well…I make no promises!