I Went All the Way to Miami…
…and took photos of spiders. What a dork.
There are more beach photos coming. I promise. But in the meantime, I saw two really cool spiders during my brief time on the boardwalk today.
Spider Photo #1. I have never seen anything like this in my life. At first I thought it was some sort of exotic, tropical bug that had been captured by a spider’s web, but then I saw it move all spidey-like on the web. Does anyone know what on earth it is?
UPDATE: An enormous thank you to fellow 365 Project Photoblogger Dana for identifying this incredibly cool looking spider as a spiny orb-weaver. Apparently they can grow to be a little over an inch (30 mm) in diameter. This guy was probably half of that size.
Spider Photo #2. When I first walked past this spider, I did a double-take. The spider was so big that, out of the corner of my eye, I thought a frog had been caught in the web.
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Ok the first one was cool, and then I got to the second one and spiders freak me out so I went past it really quickly lol! Nice shots though 🙂 Hope you had a little bit of fun while you were there!
I’m hearing that even folks who are afraid of spiders dig the spiny orb-weaver. I’ve learned that’s its official name. See, it doesn’t even have “spider” in it! 🙂 It was the coolest looking thing!
Maybe it’s like how I’m afraid of rats and mice (and even oppossums because they look like big rats), but I think hampsters are cute. 🙂
hahaha you’re too cute, that made me feel better haha! I guess everyone’s got something right? Haha! Thanks for the smile 🙂
Right. And remember, I’m terrified of heights, too, LOL!
oh right lol! Well I have a winner, I fear large objects underwater lol! I’m pretty sure I’m a weirdo lol
Hmmmmm. No, I don’t know of anyone else with that phobia. I’m not going to lie! 🙂
lol thank you for being honest 😛 haha
The spiny orb-weaver.is beautiful! Hadn’t heard of it before!
Me either. It’s an amazing-looking spider!
Cool photos…I’ve never seen the first one.
I know, it’s an amazing-looking creature, isn’t it?!?
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Wow, that first spider is TRIPPED OUT! So nice that you had a camera handy to capture it!
Oh, yes, I ALWAYS have my camera handy! It goes with the territory of a 365 photo blogging project! 🙂
I don’t know what your cool little bug is, but coupled with your headline to this post, it reminds me of a FUNNY joke involving a flea and Miami; one that is probably not appropriate for a children’s author to repeat on a public format, so let me just, say, I chuckled at the memories simply by reading your post title. 🙂
Dear Orples, I’m not sure I know the FUNNY joke about a flea and Miami, but I’m glad my litle spiny orb weaver (aka the coolest pink and purple spider I ever saw) gave you a chuckle!