Friday, April 21, 2006

Eek





Who besides me is thinking of Bladerunner now?

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20 comments:

Rurality said...

The flower there is a lyre-leaf sage, by the way. No idea what the spider is - leave a comment if you know!

Wayne said...

I don't know what the spiders are, but I've been running across clusters of low-lying orange eggs (I guess) that look like they might hatch to be just like that.

Eva said...

goodness -- I don't think I've ever seen that many little spiders together at once!

meresy_g said...

ewwww.......Just so they don't get into your house.

Floridacracker said...

Give me gators, sharks, and poisonous snakes, but keep those spiders away from me!

Shiver...

Ron said...

Oh, they're so cyooooot! They look like some orb weaver, but that's my only clue so far. Look at them, though; they're like animate bits of amber!

I found a baby punkin' spider in a web on my porch the other day -- actually, some garden-spider orbweaver, but someone who wrote in after I had a feature about spiders in the SF Chronicle said she called them "pumpkin spiders" because she started noticing them around Hallowe'en every year, like jack o'lanterns in her yard. The name stuck, for me.

Be nice to them. They're on your side. But you knew that.

Pamela said...

I've seen quite a few brightly coloured spiders, but I'm still kind of surprised by them. I've never seen any that colour--gorgeous!

Pony said...

Salut

Such beautiful photos.

Ron sent me. I'll think I'll come back often.

What camera are *you* using? These are the types of shots I want to take. I have no experience with digital and feel like a babe in the woods.

Pony

Mary said...

they are very cool, but I have a mild spider phobia and that gave me the heebie-jeebie shivers!

Knowleypowley said...

Yours is a wonderful blog and the photos are stunning

Rurality said...

Thanks y'all - sorry for heebie jeebies - can't believe there are no other Bladerunner fans though! More of a Charlotte's Web crowd maybe? :)

When I first saw these, it just looked like an orange mass. I was really surprised that they turned out to be spiders.

In general spiders don't scare me as much as most other bugs... especially as long as they're outside where they belong. I can appreciate a good outside bug. Except roaches, I can't appreciate them at all.

Thanks Pony, my camera is pretty old, for a digital. It's a Sony Mavica CD-1000. Very low pixels compared to what's available nowdays. It does have a few nice features though. (Plus some that drive me crazy.)

Thanks for coming by Knowleypowley! (Love that name.)

Jenn said...

I've seen Bladerunner more than once, and I have to admit, I don't remember the spider scene.

Harrison Ford as Indy getting freaked about snakes, yes.

Hmmm.

K said...

Oh wow! Freaky stuff, yet still beautiful pics...

Okay now I have the heebie jeebies.

Ron said...

Hmph. Those weren't even snakes; those were sheltopusiks, legless lizards, Ophisaurus apodus.

Funny which details matter. To a snake fan, that scene was hilarious, like having Indiana Jones run screaming from a pit of puppies.

Rurality said...

Well blogger is being very strange today. The post after this one is there, only you just can't see it. OoooooK.

Well I'm too busy to try to figure it out today.

Ron, I had no idea that those weren't snakes! Funny.

There wasn't a spider scene in Bladerunner per se. But it's part of Rachael's implanted memories that they talk about. An orange spider with green legs, that wove a web near her window. Then one day there was an egg... when it hatched, a hundred baby spiders came out and ate the mother. It's the scene where she finally realizes that she's a replicant.

Dana said...

Oh man, I hate spiders. But I have to say, you are one danged good photographer.

I was tellin' my grandmother about your wildlife camera and the pictures you have gotten of the deer at night. I told her she ought to have one since they have so much forested land.

Sharfa said...

Reminds me more of the Replicants from Stargate SG-1. Only creepier!

Lisa said...

What lovely photos you take. I love all the little spiders!

David Harmon said...

I guess the color means they're bad-tasting or poisonous to birds and such? I once saw a small group of daddy-long-legs whose color made it look like a glowing coal with legs.

I like spiders et al, but my Mom is phobic. Seems her childhood home was infested with black widows! (Her grandfather had built the house with imported wood....)

K T Cat said...

I ain't thinkin o' Bladerunner, honey, I'm a-thinkin' of takin' my shoe off and whappin' and whappin'!

:-)