Tuesday, June 15, 2010

In Awe of Mother Nature

While gardening last night I spotted a black fly on some tall garden phlox. 
I thought it odd that the fly was lying there like that, not even "seeing" the spider. 
Then when I discovered the spider I was in awe of it's clever camouflage. 
It is moments like these that I realize how lucky I am to be in the right place at the
 right time with my eyes, mind and heart open!

I believe it is a white crab spider...or something similar from my quick Internet search.  If anyone knows more about these let me know, I am not afraid, just curious....always curious!


Mandy said...

gee..these are stunning...i am yet to discover the full potential of my camera...on my to do list...good luck in my giveaway too...xxx

Kristi said...

Thanks! I still haven't used my camera to it's full potential, that is also on my to-do list which is growing, growing, growing. Tell us more about the art show in Sydney...very curious!

Fox On The Run Meanderings... said...

These photos are amazing and I love your scrumpteous squares. In our group, we all did some a few weeks ago and traded. I love 'em.
God bless your day!

Contessa Kris said...

I've just had the most delightful time tra-la-laling through your posts. You have a most interesting life and thoughts on that life. Loving your art work & photographs as well. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will be back to visit!

Mandy said...

hi there kristi...the art show is called the biennale...it is basically a bunch os sculptures, paintings, arty bits, movies, all modern art...it's help every 2 yars...this is my first to be honest...but it is also scattered over galleries and parks across the city of sydney...its all FREE!!!!! amazing i know!!! the highlight and where most of the art is, is held on cockatoo island...an island in sydney harbour...we are yet to go there, but intend on soon...you walk around the various areas on this historical isle...used to be a prison, it also is where my dh used to work making submarines....we can't wait to visit vnd check the place out...when i go there i can get a booklet for you and send it if you like???just let me knw...xxx

Kerri said...

wow- it took me a while to even SEE that spider! he's actually pretty! i thought the beetle was just rolling around in the flower at first. your pictures are impressive!

Jan said...

Wow! Great shots! I have seen these spiders on my flowers too, thanks for putting a name to them.

Put me in the category of not using my camera to its full potential too! But at least we are using them.

Michele from Pipi La La said...

I love crab spiders! We used to get a lot of them in a previous home - them and dewdrop spiders with are so delicate and pretty.

Your photos are stunning!♥

Kristi said...

I appreciate all the comments and compliments. Big smiles back at you!! :)