On my way home...

On my way home from work today I stopped at a used furniture shop. A few weeks ago I got several items there so I decided to try my luck again. This time I spent about the same amount but only got one item. I'll post a picture once I get it cleaned up.

When Lyle--the owner--and I were carrying the buffet out to my truck I noticed a lovely spider. It was just wrapping up a meal and I commented on how pretty it was. Lyle had been watching it during the day and said the meal was a beetle that had been caught just a few minutes before. Spiders wrap fast! In any case, here's the beaut that I photographed once the buffet was in the bed of my truck.


Comments

Heather said…
Eeek!
kenju said…
I have seen spiders just like that in my backyard. I think theyr are called "writing spiders" because of the heavy white lines in their webs.

Michele sent me.
sophie said…
Beautiful picture! i don't mind spiders unless they build their web across my door and I get a face full as I stumble out on the way to work! Here from Michele's.
Yaeli said…
I don't mind spiders... they can be very pretty.

Michele sent me, but I would have stopped by anyway. :o)
Heather said…
Back agian from Michele's. Thanks for commenting on my blog today :)
utenzi said…
Don't be scared, Heather. It's only Writing Spider--like Judy mentioned above. They're safe though they sure look 'serious'. Especially to that beetle.

Thanks for the name, Judy. You're quite right.

I'm with you Sophie. Nothing gets a morning off to a worse start than walking out my back door and right into a spider web. Nasty!
utenzi said…
I always love your visits, Yaeli. Stop by anytime! LOL

Hey again, Heather. Nice to see you at the close of the day as well.
Morah Mommy said…
You did a great job capturing the spider...but it still gives me the creeps.

The hair is standing up on my arms and I have chills up and down my spine.

Uugg! You should see me when I teach the kids in Kindergarten about Bugs and Creepy Crawlers. I'm like that all month!

Here via Michele!
mommy d said…
Severe arachnophobia. YUCK! Here via Michele!
Keb said…
Spiders aren't my favorite but you have some beautiful pics. I love the webs myself. They are so divine to look at. Thanks for stopping by earlier. Have a great weekend.
utenzi said…
I'm sorry about the subject matter, Morah, Mommy & Keb. Maybe the next post about my buffet will be easier on the eye--and stomach. Bugs do bother some people.
Bonnie said…
You're more of a man than I am ... I would have smooshed the sucka!

Great blog! I'm here via Michele's.
panthergirl said…
OMG! That is one scary-ass spider. What is the white thing on the right side of the picture??

Here via michele today...
Carmi said…
Wow! Beauty really does present itself when we least expect it.

Here from Michele's this morning.
moonbatty said…
Wow, that's a beautiful shot. :) I love spiders that take the time to build webs. I've never understood people that just tore the webs apart. Bah.

Michele sent me.
zazzafooky said…
Beautiful from AFAR! That's all I can say :-)
Laura GF said…
I'm back from Michele's but would have stopped by to thank you for the comments you left on my site earlier anyway. I had to go look up what a Rube Goldberg device was, so I learned something from you as well!

This spider photo is incredible. Though I admit I had to run back up to the top of your page to see just where you lived. I had to know if there was a chance of running into a spider like that in my neighborhood! I thought I was safe since you live so much farther south than me, but it turns out they range from lower Canada and throughout the 48 states. Did you know it's also called a zipper spider? The things you find with Google...
utenzi said…
I'd never heard it called a zipper spider before. I learned something new too. Thanks for your comments--and I'm sorry you now have an additional species of spider to worry about, Laura.

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