Thursday, 18 August 2016

Tiny Spider and Egg Sack

Hello Friends ~~~

~~~ you have had the warning in the title of this short post. It contains images of a tiny spider. Read on, and peek, at your peril ~~~

I will take a moment to clarify, for those of you who don't know, I am arachnophobic, so I do go to great extremes of bravery to capture pictures of spiders, and sometimes the barrier of a lens between me and the creature helps immensely!

For some of us, Summer simply never made the grade ~ we had a total of possibly five days where we broke the 70 degree mark and even hit 80 degrees, but for the most Summer stayed in a comfortable low 60's, or an uncomfortably chilly mid 50's ~~~ nothing we can do, what we get is what we have to put up with ~~~ still ~~~

The next few days are going to be unseasonably stormy with forecast winds of in excess of fifty miles an hour, with some very heavy rain, and generally miserable days for the poor holiday makers who have come here for our beautiful sandy beaches and stunning coastal walks.   It is not often I have to apply Winter Storage Mode to the garden in August, but this morning I had to scurry around putting under cover anything that could blow over, or away, in the coming days ~~~Sighs~~~

While I was emptying a bin of garden waste that had been set to one side to dry, I saw two tiny blue balls, with a soft, fuzzy, felt~like texture, suspended between the drying brambles. What were they?  They were very tiny, only about 4mm in diameter, and quite a bright, almost duck egg blue, so they stood out against the drying foliage. Upon closer investigation, I found the tiniest of spiders clinging on to one and straight away I realised these tiny blue spheres are egg sacks. I have never seen the like before.  The spider itself is also rather "cute" in the loosest sense of the word, as it is bright green with some orange markings ~~~

So, if you've read this far, you are probably going to look, so here they are ~~~






I hope you braved the tiny spider and are as fascinated as I am!

Until next time ~~~

14 comments:

  1. Never seen one of those before, you were brave, my son Jack gave me a spider vac for indoors, it looks like a light saber, it gently sucks them up and then you can release them into the outdoors again xx

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    1. I just bought a gizmo that is big enough for the massive house spiders that scurry out in Autumn. You snare them in the brush and then remove them outside. Shudders!

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  2. Wow, Deb this spider is amazing. Your bravery rewarded you with lovely photos! I'm sorry you've had such a chilly summer, but it's hard for me to give too much sympathy...we have endured the hottest summer ever!! The heat and humidity has been relentless. I read in the paper this morning that scientist have said the earth has endured the hottest July ever. I imagine it all came here! Be careful of the windy days ahead, my friend. xoxo ♥

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    1. Seriously, this weeny critter is just about as big as I can manage without hysterics!
      Many of my American friends have suffered this summer, while we have shivered, and are now faced with a big heating bill! xoxo

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  3. I am fascinated by your teeny weeny spider. The colors are splendid!

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    1. thank you ~ they are unusual colours, aren't they?

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  4. Great capture of you spider in action.

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    1. Thank you. I can be very brave when I'm behind the lens.

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  5. Wow' I've never seen anything like this before!!! Course normally if spiders are involved, I run the other way!!!! LOL

    stay warm

    Blessings
    Gert

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  6. Awww...what a beautiful spider. Not that I am a big fan of spiders. As long as they stay away from me, I will stay away from them. But you have to admit that the colors are pretty.

    You did a great job, my friend. Thanks for braving your fear to get such fascinating photos.

    I would gladly send you my heat, if you send me your cold.
    Love and hugs,
    Darlene

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    1. Thank you my friend! Please, feel free to keep your heat ;) but thanks for the offer. xo

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  7. We had lovely, beautiful spiders in the family garden during summertime. This reminds me of them.

    And soon it will be spider season, when they come in and enter houses for winter.

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  8. Love your photos of the spider, it is fascinating and lovely. You have a wonderful blog.

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