Thursday, October 4, 2007

Cross Spider


My husband is very good about finding things for me to take pictures of while he is out and about. He was taking the pole bean supports down last week and called me to come see this spider. My stepdaughter noticed the cross on this one's back and when I did a google search I was very surprised to see that there really are spiders called cross spiders. Can you see the cross?

18 comments:

Andrea said...

Yes, I see the cross. That is amazing. I do not recall ever seeing a spider like that one before. That is very thoughtful of your husband to help you find interesting things to take pictures of. Is this "cross spider" a dangerous spider? I know, I will go ask Google.com.

Ash said...

Cross spiders...interesting. Never knew that!

Lynette said...

Yes, I see it. I cannot believe I'd willing look at even a photo of a spider long enough to see it, but I did because your photos are so well-done, inspiring even. You've got to tell us--is it a particularly bad spider for us humans?

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I do like taking photos with people in them, but sometimes I know I don't have time to stop and ask permission--might miss the bus, etc.--so I tend to take a great many of nature and inanimate objects.

I'm happy that you enjoyed my sons in the kitchen with Dave.

Mike said...

Oh er...is it poisonous?

KMF said...

cool

Sister--Three said...

you could probably sell it on ebay...someone sold a piece of concrete from the drive that they said had the image of Jesus on it.

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Interesting... and I think it's so cute that your husband helps you look for things to take pictures of... that's teamwork!

oldmanlincoln said...

I am sure there are people on E-bay who would pay a pretty penny for a picture of the spider with a cross on its back. Even more for the hapless spider.

I had never seen one like this and don't know if I looked when I saw a spider.

Nice shot.

Ackworth Born said...

Oh I love spiders and this is a nice gentle friendly one

PS
I just started joining in with ABC Wednesday and have added you to my ABC blogroll

PEA said...

To see the cross would mean to enlarge the picture....you know I'm petrified of spiders...ok ok I did enlarge it just for you! lol That really is so neat to see the cross on its back...now just keep it away from me!!!! lol xox

Old Wom Tigley said...

Never seen one like this or heard of it before. I like the red marking on the legs.
Nice picture..

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Dot!!!
But YOU are extremely well in photographing the subjects such as this spider wow!!!! My compliments,

I noticed that you are blogging since June 2007, that about the same time I started to go worldwide (with blogging I mean), before only my family could reading and commenting, buy YOU Dot you are so much fun as a blogfriend , ....

While I was taking part of the exibition of the International Photofestival people asked me the adress o my blog, since than th visiters keep growing and growing, and I like blogging MUCH more...

I want to nominate YOU with a THANKYOU award, you can find the Award on my sidebar (on the right) the white picture,( with THANKYOU) You can copy and past it on your side bar of course, :)

My congratulations DOT and THANKYOU for being such a good blogfriend! I like you and your blog VERY MUCH.

I will also add you on my list (under the award/nomination labels)
as nominated for the THANKyou AWARD.

:) JoAnn

Dick said...

Yes I can see it, the spider in/on my previous post is also a crossspider but Abraham told me that they call them Barnspiders. Confusing isn't it? Thank you for your explanation about the Hershey's.

Nancy said...

I've looked more closely at spiders than I have ever done in the past thanks to your great pictures.That is one unique spider with a cross on its back.Wonder if it is a common breed?

Lapa said...

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Janice said...

Ewwwww and wow! I have never heard of or seen one like that! Tell your dh to keep finding good photograph subjects for you. :o)

Mike said...

I've never heard of a cross spider but it looks pretty scary.

Rambling Round said...

We have spiders like this around our yard. I wondered what kind it was.

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