Daily Photo: February 23, 2008

What a lovely thing to almost step on.

What a lovely thing to almost step on.

Woke up in the morning to find this little gal in my slipper. Guess she thought it was warm and cozy too.

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5 thoughts on “Daily Photo: February 23, 2008

  1. Wow! She’s a pretty little thing isn’t she? *shivers* Spiders scare the sense out of me sometimes. I don’t like them at all, but I still think some are pretty. What kind of spider is she?

    • Do you know, I’d never even considered checking out the species. At best guess she’s a Giant House Spider (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_house_spider); a kind of BFS (Big Friendly Spider). Their appearance is one of the things that really fascinates me; just looking at and observing them, you really become aware of a kind of intelligence very far removed from our own. Sadly, she was actually in poor shape, and died not long after the photo was taken. I suspect she was just old.

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