Posts Tagged ‘Spiders

23
Sep
19

Along came a spider…

“It’s spider season. Every year, right about now, thousands of the godless eight-legged bastards emerge from the bowels of hell (or the garden, whichever’s nearest) with the sole intention of tormenting humankind.” Charlie Brooker

13
Oct
17

that time of year…

to unsuspectingly walk through spider webs and encounter their creators…here an Orb Weaver (araneus diadematus) in Portland, Oregon

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11
Nov
15

Along came a spider…

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and sat down beside me…as have several others the last few years…

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Cross Orbweaver

24
Oct
15

Hanging by a thread….

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06
Oct
14

Spider Web Over Night…

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This time of year, one has to be aware first thing in the morning for the far strung tentacles of a spider web. This one was spun over night. Doesn’t seem possible. I had backed into the spot last evening. This morning the spider web, with spider, reached from a gutter above (upper right) to a fence (out of sight, upper left) and down to the back of my truck. All that work! Of course, I had to work my way through the support threads and then drive away.

20
Jul
14

Spider Humor

‘Dear Boys…May I make your girlfriend scream louder than you ever will? Signed Spider’

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04
Feb
14

The Flymph: Not Quite Nymph…Almost Adult

A Flymph is a great fly pattern for the beginning tier and serviceable as a fishing pattern for all fly fishers. A combination of the nymph and what we now call the ’emerger’, it entices with movement and general shapes. It suits my ‘impressionistic’ almost, but not quite tying style (some might call it sloppy/lazy) and it is productive in streams and lakes. More here re flymphs

 

Flymph SwittersB-Here, I dubbed a tapered fly from the rear (abdomen) up into the thorax, creating a buggy/leggy/winged front end. Flymphs can be/maybe should be tied with a bit cleaner style with a clearly defined tail/abdomen (nymph like) and then a wet fly style thorax/head. Presentation, as always, is important. The wet fly swing or Leisenring lift (rising, emerging insect) are traditional presentation options for flymphs/soft hackles/wets. Here Oliver Edwards offers his suggestions that contradict the ‘swing’/down and across presentation. On lakes, I have simply cast to rising fish or used as a searching pattern with a straight forward cast it out and slowly work it back letting the fibers work their twitching magic. (Additional information)

30
Sep
13

Macro Photography: I Only Have Eyes For You!

Thomas Shahan Paraphidippus aurantius

Thomas Shahan Image of Paraphidippus aurantius

I was researching Macro Photography and came upon this wonderful site displaying the Macro work of Thomas Shahan. 

29
Aug
13

Photography: Stonework & Cobwebs

Cobweb and stonework SBPhotography of old stonework and a cobweb: As you probably know, ‘cobwebs’ are ‘spider webs’. The gauzy appearance is different than the more ornate patterns woven by different families of spiders. Particulates gather upon the sticky webbing giving the cobweb that recognizable Halloween like design. Here old stonework and and old back door provide anchor points and privacy for the trap. Cyriak’s Creep Spider Animation “Cobwebs”….pretty cool.

12
Feb
13

Raining Spiders in Brazil

I must admit to a little arachnophobia when it comes to spiders crawling around at night. Having suffered a few spider bites over the years beneath the sheets, I take pause when I see some large spider moving about in that region where the wall meets the ceiling…adios spider!

So imagine the freaky spiders falling from the sky in Brazil. Like birds falling from the sky in Arkansas, I think it was, this is one of those events that reminds one how weird nature can appear. How did the spiders get into the sky

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Hell no that’s not our ceiling! There would be no sleep otherwise. SixGunGoGo




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