Thursday, November 22, 2012

Not A Simple Joy of A Simple Life

It is the joy of spiders when cobwebs overwhelm the jungle.



While most people believe a spider is so creepy, being able to make it looks the other way round is surely the joy of an old man.

If it happens to turn into a handsome celebrity like a frog into a prince, this is then beyond the simple joy and the simple life of a simple old man.


However, a spider that was seen in last week was still a spider today when I went hiking this morning.

It has somehow spent a week to weave an X. What was then its intention?




It might not be as simple as it could be. Could it mean for Adults Only? A Kiss? X-man....

47 comments:

Icy BC said...

The X is amazing, and unbelievable! Amazing catch on your part too. You might be thinking you're an old man, but with that pair of eyes, I think you have X rated vision.

Enjoy your weekend!

eileeninmd said...

I am not afraid of spiders, especially yours. I have to say you are be young at heart. I enjoy your simple joys! Cool captures of the web, spider and the X. Have a wonderful day!

Buttons said...

Oh now that is one very talented creative spider and I must admit you capturing it is awesome. B

Nancy Claeys said...

The last one is so fun! An acrobatic spider. :)

TexWisGirl said...

i always love your perspective. :)

thank you, rainfield, for being you.

Ruthinian Gregoire said...

LOL... you crack me up here... x-man!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Wonderful shots. The webs they weave are as interesting as they are.

Betty Manousos said...

happy thanksgiving!!
:)

Giga said...

I'm not afraid of spiders, but I do not like cobwebs. I greet warmly.

Angie said...

spiders are still crawlies and crawlies give me the shivers no matter how pretty they are. But I am amazed at Mr spidy's creation of an X. Why, I didn't know spiders are 'artsy' lol..

lorik said...

I love your description of the x spider! We have a spider who does that too...maybe the same?

de engineur said...

Your spider looks cute! Unlike mine.

George said...

The 'X' made by the spider is amazing. You did a great job of capturing it with your photo. Your macros are fantastic.

⊱↫PreciousKD↬⊰ said...

Yes, that X marked the spider is unbelievable, and amazing! Fascinating captured!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Always wonderful photography ~ amazing shots ~ fascinating ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Barbara said...

That is really cool! I've never seen a web like that. Let us know if you find out more about it!

Bananazஇ said...

X-spider is sending an eXasperating message for the eXtreme noise pollution from the eXplosive clicking of camera

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Magia da Inês said...

♡¸.•°
Olá, amigo!
Apesar de assustadora, pois parece venenosa, é colorida e muito bonita.
Nunca tinha visto X em teias de aranhas antes!

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil

✿ °•.¸♡¸.•°✿

Dew said...

Rainfield, in most of your so called nature hiking cum stories, they sounded rather daunting to your so called old man's life. Sad to hear that, somehow, do enjoy life, yeah!

Cheryl said...

This is a simple joy. It took me all of my youth to learn not to jump at the sight of a spider. Now I spend my time with spiders getting as close as I can to see their beauty.

Debbie said...

amazing "X"!! webs are really a work of art!!

lot's of great detail in these awesome close ups!!

RNSANE said...

Regardless, dear rainfield, while I can admire the beauty of a web, I want to stay clear of any and all spiders.

Juliana said...

this spider definitely has the X factor))))

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is a great web! It probably does mean it's for adults only, but only because children are too young to appreciate this kind of miracle!

(I'm not afraid of spiders especially big beautiful ones like this one...and especially when they're out in the woods, which really belong to them, more than to us!) But I am very very glad that you visited these woods and shared your pictures. Thank you!!!!

Lrong said...

Pity the spiders sometimes... think most of them are harmless...

Frieda said...

This X is incredible. Even the spider's legs are in the shape of the X....

Luna Miranda said...

the X is probably a camouflage, or he's marking his territory?:p
i don't have an idea on the life span of spiders...but weaving an X is perhaps his magnum opus.:p

HansHB said...

Great photo!

I think the spider is working for Santa and wants to remind us:
x-mas is comming soon...?

Brita said...

Spinlar that scares the life out of many, weaves such beautiful surfaces, gauzy nets that shimmers in the light gaming. So delicious! / Brita

Jennifer Richardson said...

your gift for paying attention
is amazing
and stirring, friend:)
-Jennifer

lorik said...

Thank you for sharing your amazing orange striped spider on Mandarin Orange Monday:) It really is a great shot.

Malar said...

I'm not scared of spider! This one is really cute!

betchai said...

oh, what a wonderful X and beautiful spider you have captured Rainfield, so beyond the simple joys in simple life, enormous joy in our wonderful life!!

Liza said...

Beautiful captures! Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
Liz @ YACB

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

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Malay-Kadazan girl said...

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EG CameraGirl said...

How fascinating! I have never seen a web like this one before.

bailey-road.com said...

Amazing captures!

maria said...

Cool captures!

Mine's here.

Sharkbytes said...

What a beautiful spider, and an interesting web. I'm happy to let the spiders have their way except across trails- first person always clears the webs with his/her face. Very thoughtful.

Cher said...

i agree with Icy, you have an x rated vision. such a surprise for an old man.

great captures, btw. as always...

AVCr8teur said...

I think it was painting a self-portrait.

Buttons said...

Thank you Hug. B

Minoru Saito said...

It's nice to see your post. The last photo is very interesting.

Marie said...

Very cute post--wonder what his intentions were! Thank you so much for visiting my blog regularly and learning a little something about Tucson AZ. I am VERY behind in answering people's comments and I apologize!

Harshi (a.k.a. Harumi) said...

He's Mr. X who's 10 years old, who recently moved from Planet X. And now he's weaving an X-shaped xylophone to play the X-citing theme song of X-Men. :D

BTW that spider is a beauty!