Thursday, July 22, 2010

Yearly spider visitor

This 8-legged creature has spun his/her web every year for the past few years at our house. I've never seen one like it before I noticed him/her here. Very large and colorful. The body itself is about 2 inches long and counting the legs, it's about 5 inches long. I'm not terribly scared of spiders but big ones do cause me some concern. My husband who really isn't scared of much of anything HATES spiders. No matter what size they are he would rather not deal with them.


 All is well at our house but there's been too much going on to get any blogging done. Nelson and I went to San Antonio to see our youngest graduate from Air Force Basic Training. It was a wonderful experience and very emotional. I am so proud of him for sticking with it when I know it had to be the hardest thing he's had to do so far in his young life. He did have a rough time but he made it through. He's in his technical training now and then he'll get his first permanent duty station. And we have no idea where that will be. We're hoping for Little Rock, AR so he'll be close enough to come home or for us to visit fairly often.

I'm hoping I'll have a quiet weekend and have some fun in the craft room. I've also got some old photographs to go through and see if I can use them in some projects. My to-do list is so long I'll never get all of it accomplished.

God Bless You!

3 blog friends left a treasured comment:

Createology said...

Such a lovely spider...
Congratulations to your graduate!
Happy creating...

Susie said...

Wow, what a spider! I think it must be a female Argiope aurantia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiope_aurantia even though their estimation of the size is considerably smaller to this one in the image. Maybe if this one really has been able to live a long life, as you suggest, it has grown bigger as well...

Glitter Brain said...

That is a very big spider and would concern me, too. It is beautiful, though.