I have a whole five minutes late at night to catch up and I’m taking them!
I would like to introduce you to a new member of our happy little hilltop home.
Yes she is a GIGANTIC spider that lives under the cabin.
This pretty little lady is a Neoscona crucifera spotted orbweaver… more commonly known as a barn orb spider… before you try to talk yourself into thinking that she isn’t THAT big please be aware that she is eating a honey bee!
She just makes me weak in the knees and I’m not a squeamish woman. That is a very big and very hairy spider!
Her web takes up a huge section of the area between posts on the deck… But she doesn’t sit on it… she’s up under the beams…
See her hanging up there? This picture was taken from flat on my back right under the web… She is about six feet away… *SHUDDER*
A friend asked me what camera and lens I used to take these photos so here’s the info.
My camera is a Nikon D40 and the lens I used for these zoom shots is a Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6 ED
In other news…
Things are going well. We are settling in nicely and enjoying our time with our family. We miss Ryan so much but it’s been wonderful to be able to keep in touch with him during this deployment… He’s already been gone for over a month… the time is going quickly.
Well, that’s about all I’ve got! Take care and see you again soon!!!