Thursday, January 28, 2010

Runaway Spider

I thought all animals hibernate in the winter time when I was a kid. It seems to be not right, not because I am a little wiser right now, only because I surf Internet a little more. Somehow I still don't know how is a spider in the winter.

I only understand those live at my place, at Cerok Tokun.

It looked like I had met another sleeping critter when I was seeing the zzzzzzzzzZZZZZZ in this very beautiful early morning. "Come on. What a waste to spend time sleeping."

I went to the "backyard" for a different view, but found myself feeling dizzy by the puzzle-like web, and had awakened the spider. It started to move downward, to run away from me in such a hurry and forgot to keep all the zzzzzZZZZZZ.

Did I look scary from his perspective? I thought the other way round.

I followed him all the way. I even tried to block him with a stick and managed to have a close up on him. You must agree that he looks more scary than me!!

I had to let him go away and disappeared in the grasses. A big guy like me should not bully a small critter.

Anyway, I was not left empty-handed. I have collected all the zzzzzZZZZZZ and would like to auction them in the Internet. Do you have any interest in them?


Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Spider? Uh! I hate spider! You're selling them? Hahaha...this is human trafficking dude. Just kidding.

George said...

I don't particularly like spiders, bt you have some wonderful pictures here. I really like your second picture of the spider web.

Tes said...

It spun a perfect web! Lovely art!

Diane AZ said...

I like spiders but I don't see any spiders in the winter in my area. Your spiders make nice art!

Icy BC said...

Spider web always intrigues me, but on the other hand, also gives me a shiver!

Your pictures are fantastic, Rainfield..

eileeninmd said...

What a cool spiders web. Great photos and post.

The Retired One said...

Yikes!! Great shots, but yikes!!!

VanillaSeven said...

Interesting cobweb! What are those whitish thing on the web? looks like ZZZZ to me :P

Mei Teng said...'ve caught a spidey moment! :)

betchai said...

i love spinder Rainfield, how I wish I can see some of them here and photograph like you do. Reminds me of my childhood, where we would look for the handsomest and most beautiful spider :)

Mike said...

Rainfield the first shot is excellent, good sharpness and colour. I fancy this little fellow was not too easy to photograph?

Kirigalpoththa said...

Is he pretending to be four legged?

nice photos..i lyk the second one with the perfect web!

rainfield61 said...

I hate caterpillars more than any spider, but I am going to write something about a caterpillar. Hehehe...

Though it is small, but it provides me endless story. I'll never feel like zzzZZZZZ upon seeing them.

Hope to see something similar in your blog. Please go and get one.

Some of my spiders are fighters. They are caught to fight, this is not my cup of tea. I like only photography.

Icy BC:
There are many spider webs in the jungle. Both types of web (spider web and WWW) take away most of my time.

Under the morning sun, the spider web does not feel cool. Haha..

The Retired One:
I love your comment. Yikes!!! LOL.

Yes. They are zzZZZ, good for those who have sleepless night.

Mei Teng:
So you are. You have stumbled into a spidey moment accidentally.

A real web does not look great as compared to that in a picture. Some say Yikes.
I am eagerly waiting to see how spiders look in your pictures.

They are not as fast and active as a bird or a squirrel, but I usually find only empty webs.

Maybe. It is as cheeky as me.

Glennis said...

I am not much of a spider fan, we have too many of them around our house but not quite so pretty as some of these.

Glampinoy said...

I am afraid of spiders...really but I do love the photos.

May I invite you to visit my site. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I do not love spider very much, but the pictures are beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.

Sharkbytes said...

I have been forgetting to stop by. My loss! Great spider and web. Do they always make those "spokes" with white crossbars?

AVCr8teur said...

One can never get enough ZZZzzz's so I hope your internet auction was successful. As for spiders, they are not my friend, but I am always curious to watch them closely especially the big ones so they do not invade my home.

Amir Ridhwan said...


The spider you photographed is from the large family of orb-weavers called Araneidae. It is from the genus Argiope and the species is undetermined. My arachnologist friend in Germany is working on the description of a similar spider he found in Laos a few months back.

The thick white thing on the web is called stabilimentum.

Argiope spiders can be approached easily as they sit on the web. If they happen to "fall" from the web, just step back for a minute and it will climb back. Do not attempt to help carry the spider back because that could break the drag line she use to find her way back home.

Happy hunting!

Life Ramblings said...

the spider spins a beautiful web. happy weekend.

Misalyn said...

Another great composition and a fun post. Reminded me of my childhood, i love spiders but in a different manner...we ( me and my bros) usually put it inside the matchbox leaving a little space for the air, after we collected some, we will take a stick and let them play and ramble , while we were watching.

rainfield61 said...

I am not a serious spider fan, but putting them in pictures is certainly very fun.

They build the spokes, and when getting tired, they produce zzzZZZ.

But sad to say you are not the first person to bid, maybe you have enough zzzZZZ.

Amir Ridhwan:
Thank you very much for the information. I have learned a lot, I think my blogger friends do learn as well.

Life Ramblings:
Happy weekend, or a busy weekend as Chinese New Year is approaching.

We have done the same. Seems like our childhood does have some similarities.

Cheryl said...

I don't care for spiders but I must say the webs are so amazing! So I must respect the spider for such beautiful webs for one to admire.

SquirrelQueen said...

Only an artist could create anything as beautiful as those webs so spiders must be artists?

I can always use more ZZZZZ so the auctions is of interest.

Ratty said...

Isn't it interesting the way the spider keeps two pairs of its legs together most of the time? I'd like to bid on a few of your extra zzzzzZZZZZZs, but I'm not sure I have enough to pay.