Thursday 26 November 2009

We think we know what the spider has been up to!

Barry took some more photographs. (Can you tell he has a new lens to play with?) Barry thinks the female spider has wrapped her defunct mate - the equivalent of putting food into the larder. I argued that it might not have been her mate and how did he know it was a female anyway? He riposted, 'You can tell by the size of her mouth!' He decided at that point to go elsewhere before any harm befell him.
If you're not tremendously squeamish you can see more detail by enlarging the photo. Look closely and you will see legs inside the cocoon.


  1. Wishing you and yours the most blessed of days as we break bread with friends and family or spend our time as a volunteer with any one of the numerous charities in need of our time and talents.

    Peace, plenty, prosperity - my wish for the United States of America.

  2. Mimi, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving with those who are closest to you.

  3. Wow .. interesting spider shots! Hard to tell exactly what's happening but your photos remind me of some I've taken recently of a HUGE spider living in my front yard that I've not shared yet.
    Hugs and blessings,


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