Monday, October 31, 2016

A SPIDER HALLOWEEN


Believe it or not, I photographed this spider at the farm last weekend.  What the heck?

Orange like a pumpkin...
With black spikes like a scary creature...

Yep, it's apparently Halloween alright!

Be safe and eat lots of candy!


Speaking of, we always like to ask, what is your favorite Halloween treat?


21 comments:

Texas Rose said...

What a perfect spider for Halloween! Really beautiful.

I was curious as to its species. I found this:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/81350/bgimage
and
http://texasento.net/cancriformis.htm
It seems that there are color variations - white, yellow, orange, red.

Nature sure is wonderful and amazing!

Texas Rose said...

Sorry, forgot to put the name: Spiny-backed Orbweaver Gasteracantha cancriformis.

Colleen said...

Rather a beautiful creature it is. Very fitting for Halloween

ladyhawthorne said...

I had to look that one up also, it's really cool and that's saying something as I don't like spiders.

Elephant's Child said...

Love the orbweaver.
Happy Halloween.

FionaG said...

Isn't she a beauty! We have them here too called Spiny or Jewel Spiders. Sometimes I find them totally jet black. Happy Halloween to you both.

anne marie in philly said...

reese's peanut butter cups (the BIG ones, not those piss-ant bite size ones!).

cute spider; I have never seen that one before!

Donna OShaughnessy said...

I want one! I want one! If you cover it with chocolate I'll take two.

Anne in the kitchen said...

What a perfectly beautiful spider! Anything chocolate!

1st Man said...

Isn't it though? Sometimes things we see look like they could be alien to this planet but here they are, but of nature. Thanks for the info. Glad to put a name with a "face", ha.

1st Man said...

As spiders go, it somehow seems appropriate. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

I know, not a big fan either but fascinating and beautiful nonetheless.

1st Man said...

Isn't that a great name? Thanks! Happy Halloween to you too!

1st Man said...

That's pretty cool. Happy day to you as well!!!

1st Man said...

Ooh I love Resse's....and you're right, ain't nobody got time to mess around with those bitesized ones, ha.

1st Man said...

Ha! Chocolate makes everything good huh? LOL! Happy Halloween!

1st Man said...

It is a pretty thing isn't it? Very neat. And yep, you can never go wrong with chocolate....

Linda said...

The spider is appropriately orange, a good alternate for the ubiquitous pumpkin. I would hope never come face to face with this one. Anything chocolate is good for me. And Reese's are great.
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jaz@octoberfarm said...

wow...what a cool spider. i don't really like candy too much.

1st Man said...

Ha, orange is odd for a spider but kinda neat. Reese's. Yep!

1st Man said...

I was hoping you'd get to see. Pretty neat huh? I'll eat a piece here and there, and have a few favorites but if it's not Halloween, I don't think I ever just go and buy candy on purpose, ha.