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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Today's Flowers

These are a few of my Pansies. I had every intention of photographing just flowers when I stumbled on this... Some strange looking spider on my Double Knock Out Roses.

I took a couple of photos and then it appeared the web was moving. Baby spiders!
A ton of them!
I decided since it is Today's Flowers I might want to post the Double Knock Out Rose as well as the Spider and Family that was on it. Enlarge, it's a must!!
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18 comments:

Rosemarie said...

Oh my goodness, Darla - my spine is all a heebies-jeebies now!

Wonderful pictures - the color of the pansies is my favorite color!

bennie and patsy said...

It looked like they were going to eat that rose bush.
Patsy

Yen said...

WOW! They're all busy there! Nice shots and your banner alone is beautiful;)

Mine is up HERE. Hope to see you there! Happy TF!~

2sweetnsaxy said...

The baby spiders give me the willies. I've seen that green spider on my roses but I've never seen it web and certainly not produce the babie. Eeeewww!

ellen b said...

Yikes look at that spider/spiders! I love the shade of purple on these sweet pansies!!

Arija said...

Great flowers and even greater photos of spider and offspring!

bintang said...

Love those pansies texture..

Susie said...

I've had those same spiders too! They have these big nest looking things and tons of babies all caught up inside the webs.

Red said...

Hi Darla!
How exciting! And great photos of them too :)

It's a Green Lynx Spider. We had one at our house last year, but haven't found any this year.

They don't make traditional webs. They wait for their prey to come along and then quickly snatch them and eat them much like preying mantids do. They leave little bits of webby trails but that's about it.

Beautiful roses too!

perennialgardener said...

The color of those pansies is striking Darla. I've never seen so many baby spiders in my life. Very creepy.... :)

Jen said...

OH eeeewwww..
just in time for Halloween.

Shellmo said...

Your flowers are lovely and seeing your spiders is making me itch!!

Kahshe Cottager said...

The flowers are beautiful but the spiders! I am brushing my arms off after looking at them! lol

Grammy said...

Great pictures. That is quit allot of spider baby's.

Mrs. Salty said...

The photos of the pansies and rose are very lovely and vibrant!
The spider photos look a bit scary as I am not fond of them.

Leedra said...

It amazes me you were able to get close enough to photograph all of those spiders. Are you getting brave?

Marsha said...

Oh my Gosh! I haven't been over here for a while and am spending some time catching up with your posts. I can't believe all those spiders! Yikes!

GreenJeans said...

Darla, Nice pics!

I've had green lynx spiders on my plumbago and thryallis. They are really interesting to watch stalk and then attack their prey. I have a picture of one attacking a bumblebee here.

I had never noticed them before I saw a bunch of babies. They caught my eye and a closer look revealed the big mama spider. Now I notice them quite often.