Saturday, October 13, 2012

Charlotte

there are a lot of spiders around me this time of year
and there is always at least one who builds her giant web in the worst possible place
at the junction between the gate to the yard and the driveway fence

no one pays attention and will destroy the web just by walking through

so, in my capacity as Den Mother to the Charlotte Club, I step in

I can see the spot from the kitchen window

Sometimes I see the web first

Sometimes I see Charlotte

I go out with my trusty giant piece of cardboard and begin the moving process

This particular Charlotte went all Ninja on me and with the heaviness of the rain droplets I couldn't save the web

So she was relocated to the carport where she could - and did - build a new web


Gotta go, there are worms in the driveway that must be moved back to the lawn


CAMERA CRITTERS

23 comments:

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Being a nature lover (and protector) can be time-consuming, but worth the effort. Love the water droplets you captured on the web. Really shows off the amazing and intricate work by the spider. :)

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic web!! And you captured it perfectly with the raindrops! I love them!! I saw a fantastic one when I was walking Sam the other morning -- and of course, I didn't have my camera!! By the time I got back there, someone had torn it down!! Have a great weekend! Hugs to Hope and to you!!

Ron said...

Awesome...and I mean AWESOME photographs, Dianne!!!!

Love how you captured the web AND spider. The water drops are amazing!

That final shot of Charlotte herself is just SUPER! Great detail!

"as Den Mother to the Charlotte Club"

Bless you, dear lady!

X ya!

Danielle said...

Such a brave soul you are ;)...good luck with the worms ;) Beautiful shots of the web.

TexWisGirl said...

she is gorgeous! i try not to disturb them, also - as long as i see them first. :)

Pat said...

The webs look so pretty with the raindrops on them.

Cherie said...

If only I hadn't been bitten by at least one spider ... and had nightmares where giant ones were chasing me. Though, for the most part, I try to leave things alone. Great photographs though. :)

jatta said...

Great captures.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The water droplets on the web test the tensile strength of it, but produce an awesome look to it all! Your photographs caught it really good!

NatureFootstep said...

cool! I love this post. :)

magiceye said...

Beautifully captured!!

ladyfi said...

Wow - those shots are utterly fabulous!

I save spiders - and slugs - too!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Saving the world one spider (or worm) at a time! Gorgeous pictures.

Gattina said...

Your pictures are beautiful and I agree spiders are real artists, but yikes are they ugly !

Halcyon said...

I don't mind spiders, I think they're "good" insects. What I don't like are roaches and earwigs. Ick!
Very nice shots you've got of the web here. :)

Daryl said...

shall we call you Mother Nurture?

Linnea said...

Spiders do have a way of getting in the way, don't they! Love your shots of her house...as temporary as it may be. Thanks for stopping by.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Very creative 'web' photography ~ they are always amazing to me ~ (A Creative Harbor) ~

thanks for coming by and commenting ^_^

Rebecca said...

Oh, you are a girl after my own heart.... Unless you save stink bugs or centipedes. That is where I draw the line.

Jenny Woolf said...

I always wonder how spiders ever find it worthwhile to build those elaborate webs, they must hardly ever catch a fly in the winter....mystery........

EG CameraGirl said...

You are such a kind den mom!

Rambling Woods said...

This would be perfect for Nature Notes...we are a pair..I love you for this Dianne...Michelle

Cezar and Léia said...

wow impressive pictures dear Dianne!
The first one is my favorite!
Léia and little LUNA