Friday, May 22, 2009

My Own Charlotte

Wednesday night I was outside
and my face ran into a cobweb that I couldn't see.

It felt like a big one.

All I could think about was
that the spider was on me!

I turned the outside light on and this is what I found:

She is so cute inside the agapanthus!
(you should click on that picture to see just how cute she is)

I named her Charlotte.

I knew she would be remaking her web
the next night and was determined to get her picture.

So I watched and waited.

And waited and watched.

She didn't like the flash very much
and kept running back to the safety of her flower.

Inside I would go to wait for her to come back
out of the flower and start building again.

I eventually figured this was going to
be a long process and decided to go to bed.

When I left her she was still spinning her web,
I'm sure thinking of all the glorious food she
would be able to catch once she finished.

This is what I woke up to in the morning:


I wonder how long it took her to create that?

And this picture, while it isn't the greatest
of quality, shows you where she built her web:

Right smack dab in the middle of the walkway to the barn.

The perfect place for someone to walk right into it :)


  1. All the flashing at night, the neighbors thinks she is nuts!

  2. my word...that new camera and your determination paid off.....some pig...i mean spider. WOW.

  3. will you please teach me how to sign up so i dont have to be anonymous! M

  4. I sent you facebook mail Momma :)

  5. Charlotte re-spun her web tonight. I think it took her somewhere around 2 hours. It's a rainy evening here though, so not sure how long it will be up.

    I read up on spiders today...did you know they eat their web daily to recoup some of the energy used in spinning. The silk proteins are thus recycled :)

  6. Otis, thank you for sharing Charlotte and her web with us. Those pictures are amazing, you and the camera are a good fit!

  7. Wow, you have a lot of patience to stay up and wait for Charlotte to spin her web. The end product really is amazing. I'm too much of a bug squisher to stay up late to see something like this unfold. Thanks for sharing your patience and pictures with the rest of us.

  8. Hi Tiff :) Thanks for stopping by! She's still out there building her web everyday..

  9. k the spider totally freaks me out!!!! But the one of it in the flower is beautiful!!!

  10. hahha, she was actually about the size of my pinkie nail. She's gone you can come visit :)


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