Friday, May 15, 2009

Pink & White Safari

I went out in the yard this afternoon to take a few photographs. I was headed for the lilacs, but along the way I spotted this lovely pink tulip.

I was working on zooming in on the flower and letting the background slip into soft focus when something moved.

Eeeeek! It was a white(!) spider! Spiders are not my favorite creatures on the planet. But being a good blogger (with an inquisitive mind) I tried to zoom in on the spider. Unfortunately, shuddering does not lend itself to excellent photographs!

But then I got this shot. I’ll be darned if the white spider didn’t have a pink(!) swoosh on each side of its body!

Despite being a spider (shudder) it was very cool!


dancingmorganmouse said...

That is a beautiful spider. We get something similar in our basil, only they are pale green. And I recall finding pretty coral coloured spiders in our red roses in out old garden. I think they slowly become the colour of whatever they are living in and I'm sure they do no harm.

Irene said...

Just stunning! I never knew there was such a spider.

George Geder said...

It's a New England sign that the Celtics will survive the second round (they better!).

I always enjoy your photographs!

"Guided by the Ancestors"

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
As I Googled and Wikied on the internet I found similar information about how they adapt. I was lucky it was on a pink tulip.
- Lee

Hi Irene -
Neither did I! I was truly shocked by it - which contributed to my unsteadiness with the camera!
- Lee

Hi George -
We'll take all the good omens we can get!
Thanks so much!
- Lee

Sue said...

Very, VERY cool! I also don't like spiders, but this one is too pretty to be ugly...

Roo said...

This one is much nicer than Morgan's (No offence Morgan) ;o)

Pink Granite said...

Hi Sue & Roo -
Yes, I have to agree this is one cute spider - as spiders go that is!
And waaaay cuter than Morgan's most recent discovery! Yoiks!
- Lee

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