A Visitor in the Rosemary

We love our Rosemary bush.

It provides delicious flavors, smells and is beautiful to look at
often hosting a collection of little visitors for us to inspect…

But the other day, my son’s birthday to be exact,
we had a very beautifully creepy visitor.

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While I don’t know exactly what kind it is,
at first glance, while backlit, it looked like a red crab…

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Well, since I hadn’t seen this kind before,
I, being a good photographer, grabbed my camera…

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It kept spinning and building it’s web while I photographed it!!

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Happy photographer.
It was fascinating to see how she pulled, attached, and spun her web.

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We didn’t want to be late for my son’s soccer game, but…
This needed to be documented!

It was simply too cool!

Now I do NOT consider myself a nature photographer at all,
especially when creepy-crawlies are involved…

I leave that to my talented brother-in-law, Mat!

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But I couldn’t resist capturing her progress,
while cringing a little at the thought she might come in the house
the next time I brought a bunch of Rosemary inside. LOL

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And I figured perhaps you all might enjoy seeing her as well. 🙂


  1. spiders are so not my favorite creepy crawly but i adore these photos
    ladies in navy

  2. These are amazing – God’s creation is very cool!

  3. I’m definitely no fan of spiders, but I can’t complain as long as they stay outside, and like you, I have to admit there is something mesmerizing about their web building process and watching their little dance… at least from afar!

  4. I’m not a big fan of spiders, but these images of the spider against the rosemary are really cool!

  5. Nice Macro shots. 🙂

  6. We had two of those on our back patio. Every couple of days my kids and I would check in on it and see how much it had grown. It tripled in size and, despite its creepy crawliness, was a welcome member as long as it stayed outside. Great photos!

  7. Whoa! Those are cool shots. I’m not a fan of spiders, but I am fascinated by the intricate webs they weave and the crazy details on their creepy little spider bodies. Nice shots!

  8. What beautiful photography.

  9. Although I’m not a bug fan, but these macro shots are great! You captured the moment.

  10. Very cool! I’d love to know what kind of lens you used to capture those images!

  11. Wow, that’s amazing! I love the closer looks to see the web details. Great photos!