Best time for this – kinda

Just a quick Halloween-themed pic from today, that I really should have had up earlier but other activities took precedent. Once again, this is a marbled orbweaver (Araneus marmoreus) out in the yard, being far too shy for something the size of an acorn that looks like it eats halflings.

The trick-or-treaters have already come and gone, and we did the read more

I’ll have to do this in the front yard someday

Wouldn’t it be a great diorama, about a thousand times life size?

For Halloween this year, I feature a jumping spider, most likely an Habronattus pyrrithrix (what a great name,) peering out from around the edge of a dog fennel stalk. I captured this while in pursuit of another subject one evening a few years ago, and the flash angle was ideal to produce the ominous effect with the read more