Category Archive for 'Spiders'

we carry on

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

First — Thanks everyone, for the wonderful stories, and remembrances which so many of you shared in the post about the passing of my husband, Don. It was great being able to read through your comments to see how Don’s life touched each of you. I encourage anyone who wishes, to add to the comments, […]

coming apart at the seams

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Yesterday, an hour or so before sunset, I went for a walk in the fields to check for signs of life on the milkweed plants. Apart from the Monarch caterpillars, I had a couple of interesting finds. The first was a Katydid in the process of molting – click on the above photo for a […]

an unexpected breakfast guest

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve had a few fleeting glimpses of a large spider lurking in our living room, occasionally appearing among a stack of books and art supplies. I could never get a good enough look to be sure of what she might be. A few days ago, she finally made a […]

along came a spider

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

This morning, I’ve finally managed to untangle a software glitch in my computer. A few weeks ago, I bought an all-in-one scanner/printer/copier and installed the software, only to have all of my photo editing programs become nonfunctional. I’ve been too busy to try to sort out the problem, but from time to time, I would […]

another spider gets a name

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

A couple of posts ago, I wrote about some of the spiders that we encountered while at Richardson Grove in the redwoods. Most particularly, I mentioned a very large spider found in a towel atop the picnic table at our campsite. It looked to be a Tarantula of some kind (see photos below), but I’ve […]

surprise! look what i found in my towel!

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Saturday morning, while packing up our gear after a couple of nights spent at Richardson Grove in the redwoods, I got a small surprise when this spider climbed out of a towel sitting on the picnic table (click on all photos for larger views). Looks like some species of Tarantula, but I don’t know which […]

recently read and enjoyed

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

It’s been awhile since I put together a “recently read” post. I’ve actually bookmarked several interesting posts over the past couple of months, but never seemed to get my act together. I’ll try to remedy that situation today. But first, about the spiders. The one above seems to be a Shamrock Spider (Araneus trifolium) and […]