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Old 07-01-2009, 12:23 AM   #31
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You didn't make the webs. Spidy did
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:14 AM   #32
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You smarty pants you.

This is a classic spider poem you might like.

PITY THE POOR SPIDERS
By Don Marquis, in "archy amd mehitabel," 1927

i have just been reading

an advertisement of a certain
roach exterminator
the human race little knows
all the sadness it
causes in the insect world
i remember some weeks ago
meeting a middle aged spider
she was weeping
what is the trouble i asked
her it is these cursed
fly swatters she replied
they kill of all the flies
and my family and i are starving
to death it struck me as
so pathetic that i made
a little song about it
as follows to wit
twas an elderly mother spider
grown gaunt and fierce and gray
with her little ones crouched beside her
who wept as she sang this lay
curses on these here swatters
what kills off all the flies
for me and my little daughters
unless we eats we dies
swattin and swattin and swattin
tis little else you hear
and we ll soon be dead and forgotten
with the cost of living so dear
my husband he up and left me
lured off by a centipede
and he says as he bereft me
tis wrong but i ll get a feed
and me a working and working
scouring the streets for food
faithful and never shirking
doing the best i could
curses on these here swatters
what kills off all the flies
me and my poor little daughters
unless we eats we dies
only a withered spider
feeble and worn and old
and this is what
you do when you swat
you swatters cruel and cold
i will admit that some
of the insects do not lead
noble lives but is every
man s hand to be against them
yours for less justice
and more charity
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:29 AM   #33
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A splat attack! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:49 PM   #34
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Here is my last web from our trip to Missouri.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:57 PM   #35
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Wow what a creepy spider he is.

What is the plant he's on? I found those in my woods last year.
I like the way the leaves come out from the stem.
Beautiful Webs-dscf9062.jpg
Is this the same plant with seeds or a different kind?
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:01 AM   #36
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TheLorax,
Geez I hate spiders....but your photos of the spider webs are breathtakingly beautiful. Gorgeous shots!!

Is there a trick to getting the spider webs to show up so clearly in your photographs?

I suppose you're wondering how in the heck I can be so scared of spiders, but not afraid of bears eh? I think it had something to do with yelling at my dog to spit the furry cat toy out of his mouth, and he dropped a tarantula in my hand.
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:44 AM   #37
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But you're in Wisconsin! Was it a pet?
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:37 AM   #38
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What is the plant he's on? I found those in my woods last year.
I like the way the leaves come out from the stem.
I think that's "deer tongue grass" :
Dichanthelium clandestinum ~ Panicum clandestinum

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Is this the same plant with seeds or a different kind?
I believe it is

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what an interesting spider on post 34.
never seen one of those
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:38 AM   #39
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Thanks for the info.
I love learning the names so I can add them to my personal photos...........
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:03 PM   #40
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The trick is to take many photos and hope one of them turns out.
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