Monday, 8 June 2009

spider and flowers - monday's photo a week

michelle and alex visited today.....it seems like weeks since we've seen them so it was nice to catch up.

for this week's photo, i thought i'd share this pic i took of a saint andrew's cross spider which lives in the snake (mother-in-law's tongue) plant under our pergola. this is a female because of its size and brightly striped markings....striking, don't you think? these spiders are named for the white cross they create in the centre of their webs, pretty much like a multiplication (X) sign. this spider hasn't finished her white cross yet but you can see the start of it in the lower left part of the photo. check out this link to read more about it. click any image to enlarge

i also snapped a pic of some pretty flowers which i took last week on my travels. i think they are rhododendrons but i'm not 100% sure.

i managed to finish one of the mantra cards after michelle and alex left this afternoon but i haven't managed to set it up for a pic yet. I'll post it tomorrow so stay tuned ~

LOVE, LIGHT AND PEACE

19 comments:

  1. Hi Mum,

    I just thought I'd comment and say that I think the photo of the spider is pretty interesting! I don't like spiders much, but I don't mind photos of them!

    Love Brad!
    xoxox

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  2. We have a similar spider here in the States (I call them banana spiders but they are some variety of garden spider, super large and gorgeous). Last year I chronicled the one that made her home on our deck and laid not one but two egg sacks! it was a great experience for me, I'm not sure how she felt about having a camera so close to her at times.
    Peace~
    Dawn

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  3. This is cool Serena! It's like the little spider is doing a zig-zag stitch on her web! ha
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment♥
    Have a wonderful week!
    Darla

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  4. That spider might be fascinating to watch on a nature program--but to see it in real life in my plants--I'd pass! Shudder! Shudder! Great photo, tho, Serena--and I'd love to see her big X in the web some day. But you can keep her down in Australia--hehe! :):):)

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  5. wow I have never seen a spider like that...cool pic..

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  6. The flowers are beautiful. I would say the spider is beautiful too with the fascinating markings she has....but spiders are one of my least favorite creatures, no matter how interesting. But thanks for the photo, anyway.;o)

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  7. What a wonderful shot of the spider. Are they poisonous? I always think of Australia having poisonous spiders.

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  8. What an absolutely beautiful spider - I've never seen anything like it. I find spiders fascinating. Is this one as big as she looks in the photo?

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  9. Great photos mum! Glad you got a mantra card done after we left, looking forward to seing it finished.

    Luv Shell xx

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  10. Love the spider, Carla better get over here and see this. Spiders don't bother me and I never kill one, well unless it is crawling on me, LOL. Beautiful flower and sorry i missed you daytrip adventer but enjoyed those LLama photos. they didn't spit did they, or is that camels?

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  11. that spider is gorgeous! the markings are so striking :D thanks for the photo of her

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  12. I LOVE spiders! I don't think I'd want to pick that one up but it's amazing!

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  13. I had to scroll reeeeeelly fast past that spider! eeeeeee..... hate spiders. And..just when I am about to go to bed too.....oh, think of something pretty and ...oh hey..rhododendrons...that'll do ! whew!

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  14. What a spectacular spider! Neat info on how it makes the X !!! Happy Tuesday to you today, Serena! Can't wait to see your mantra card!

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  15. This is the very first time I have seen such a spectacular spider. Thanks for sharing with such lovely beautiful photos.

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  16. Great pictures! That spider has the most striking markings. I've never seen such a colorful spider.
    The flower blooms are gorgeous.

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  17. Serena,

    Love that new photo of you! You are a very lovely lady!
    What a great photo of the spider making her web. I must read more about them. Love the photo of the flowers too.

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  18. I am dying to see your new cards!! Now for that spider *shudder* I know I should not be afraid...but the big one's always get to me.

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  19. Cool spider!
    and beautiful flower! leaves looks like hododendrons' ones.

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