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Speaking of Spiders – A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 – Letter S

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Speaking of Spiders – A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 – Letter S

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2019/04/

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Mystery Box Chickens say, “Watch out for the web.”

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SPEAKING OF SPIDERS

Picture this…Your antagonist is staring at you with his four eyes. He waves his eight legs around, maybe scuttling back and forth. He has fangs that can inject venom. He can jump up to 50 times his body length. The female of some species of this adversary eat the male, after mating. He is a predator in every sense of the word.

However, you are a giant. You tower over your enemy. You have weapons of mass destruction near at hand. You have the advantage in this battle. What are you going to do? If you are like most people, you run screaming out of sight of your enemy.

This sounds like a good beginning to a horror movie, and the movie industry has taken full advantage over people’s fear of spiders. Arachnophobia…the abnormal fear of spiders, is a well know fact. The movies go to great lengths to perpetuate the notion that spiders are evil, bad guys, who are all out to get us humans. I love a good horror movie or book, even about spiders, but a real live spider is not evil at all. He is not going to come after you. If he is cornered, he will put up a defense, but mostly they just want to get away from us. And they have good reason to fear humans. We tend to stomp on them, or smash them, or spray them with deadly chemicals. We are the bullys, not the spiders.

In fact, spiders are very beneficial. They eat insects that are harmful, like mosquitos and flies. They spin beautiful, strong, silk webs with their spinnerets, that even medical and science are researching for their strength.

There are a few spiders that do deserve their scary reputation. The brown recluse, the black widow, and the funnel web spider. Their venom is powerful, but they do not bite unless surprised, disturbed, or attacked.

I like spiders. Granted, I don’t want to get bitten by one, but I won’t kill one, either. I don’t go screaming in fright. I look at them, I talk to them, I move most of them back outside, if they’ve gotten into the house. I’ve even named a few…like “Little Feller”.

He was a fairly small one, who lived in my bedroom for a long time. His little web was on a book shelf. I’d walk by and ask how he was doing. Then, one day we were taking down the shelf for some reason, so I carefully took Little Feller outside to seek his fortune elsewhere. I kind of miss him.

The picture below, is one I took of a nice spider I saw in my bathroom one day. He sat on his perch and watched me put hair coloring on my hair. We had a nice visit. I guess he was interested in the process. Afterward, I scooped him up in a cup, and relocated him outside. I wonder what he told his friends about the crazy woman who talked to him?

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Oh, the other night I woke up because I felt something crawling up in my sleeve. I got up to see what it was, and it was a medium sized spider! I brushed it off, but didn’t see where it went.

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Did you know that spider’s eyes glow in the dark? It’s really cool to see them. If you’d like to know how, here’s a link that explains it.

https://gizmodo.com/this-is-how-to-find-the-spiders-that-are-staring-at-you-1721584332

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Hope you enjoyed reading about spiders!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

SPIDER DANCE – Just Jot It January 2017

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This is a blog challenge where we are to write/post something for each day in January. It’s fun! Join in by clicking the link. 🙂

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 1st/17

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SPIDER DANCE

Weave your web of love around me

Seduce me with your words, sublime

Silken strands to hold and bind me

Capture me…I’ll call you mine…

Spin your web in sticky spirals

I’ll never want to flee,

Lure me with your lyrics, love…

Come closer…come get me.

Dance with me, my Spider…dance…

Be wanton with your wildness,

Pierce me with your poisonous lance,

Our rebel love is reckless.

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I wrote this poem back in 2015. I like anything to do with spiders…the way they look, all so different, that they are kind of scary, and that they are beneficial by catching annoying insects. If I see one I try to take a photo of it. I don’t run screaming from the room, and most times I leave them where they are. I do catch spiders sometimes, if they are in the house, releasing it outside.

Here’s a song I like, about a woman and her spider dance. 🙂

The song is called “Lola Montez” by Volbeat. It was based on a true story, of the woman, and her Spider Dance. I just call it the Spider Dance song, because of the lyrics.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

 

JNW’s 31 DAYS of HALLOWEEN PHOTO CHALLENGE DAY 15 – SPIDER/WEB

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JNW’s 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN PHOTO CHALLENGE DAY 15 – SPIDER/WEB pumpkin-161650_1280

JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Spider/Web

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The last photo is Terry the Tarantula. He lived in south TX, at Indian Lodge, over by Ft. Davis. We saw him out in the parking lot, so followed him around for awhile and took his picture. He was cool! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2016 BS

OCTPOWRIMO – POEMS – # 10 – SPIDER DANCE

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It is day and poem # 10. It was suggested that we find some music that we like, and if we wanted to, just dance around, letting your thoughts flow. Then write your poem. This song is one of my very favorites, and I play it a lot. I can’t help but sing it, and dance around the living room when I hear it. The cats think I’m crazy. 🙂

The song is called “Lola Montez” by Volbeat. It was based on a true story, of the woman, and her Spider Dance. I just call it the Spider Dance song, because of the lyrics, and because I like anything to do with spiders. You can listen to it here …

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SPIDER DANCE

Weave your web of love around me

Seduce me with your words, sublime

Silken strands to hold and bind me

Capture me…I’ll call you mine…

Spin your web in sticky spirals

I’ll never want to flee,

Lure me with your lyrics, love…

Come closer…come get me.

Dance with me, my Spider…dance…

Be wanton with your wildness,

Pierce me with your poisonous lance,

Our rebel love is reckless.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2015 BS

WRITING 101 … PHOTOGRAPH INSPIRATION

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WRITING 101 … PHOTOGRAPH INSPIRATION

Today, the 4th assignment, we were shown 4 pictures, all interesting. We were to pick one to write whatever we wanted to about the picture, in whatever style you wanted. Here is my interpretation of this picture, in a short fiction piece.

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The late summer’s, afternoon sun has made the attic room at the top of the stairs unbearably hot. I’m already sweating from climbing the rickety, wooden stairs…upward into that sauna of an attic room.

Pausing in the doorway, I take a long look around. There’s nothing much to see…an unadorned window, framed in weathered wood, the slanted wall boards, giving this area of the room a tri-angular shape.

There is no hint in daylight of what is to come at nightfall.

I make my way back down the narrow stairway, taking note of the steps that creak. I must remember not to step on them later.The house is over a hundred years old…now abandoned in it’s declining years. There are spider webs in the shadowy corners, and dust particles make me sneeze. I must remember to wear a mask, when I return.

Sweat now trickles down my forehead, and my t-shirt is soaked. There are signs of mice living here…the only living creatures, besides the spiders, to call this place their home. I hear a skittering behind a wall, and smile. I’m not afraid of the mice. They’ll keep me company tonight, as I search for the abandoned souls of the dead.

For I am a ghost hunter…this is what I do.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE…APRIL 22, 2014…LETTER S

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A to Z CHALLENGE

Today’s letter is….S

Thanks for stopping by! Comments welcome! Happy reading!

 

SPEAKING OF SPIDERS

Picture this…Your antagonist is staring at you with his four eyes. He waves his eight legs around, maybe scuttling back and forth. He has fangs that can inject venom. He can jump up to 50 times his body length. The female of some species of this adversary eat the male, after mating. He is a predator in every sense of the word.

However, you are a giant. You tower over your enemy. You have weapons of mass destruction near at hand. You have the advantage in this battle. What are you going to do? If you are like most people, you run screaming out of sight of your enemy.

This sounds like a good beginning to a horror movie, and the movie industry has taken full advantage over people’s fear of spiders. Arachnophobia…the abnormal fear of spiders, is a well know fact. The movies go to great lengths to perpetuate the notion that spiders are evil, bad guys, who are all out to get us humans. I love a good horror movie or book, even about spiders, but a real live spider is not evil at all. He is not going to come after you. If he is cornered, he will put up a defense, but mostly they just want to get away from us. And they have good reason to fear humans. We tend to stomp on them, or smash them, or spray them with deadly chemicals. We are the bullys, not the spiders.

In fact, spiders are very beneficial. They eat insects that are harmful, like mosquitos and flies. They spin beautiful, strong, silk webs with their spinnerets, that even medical and science are researching for their strength.

There are a few spiders that do deserve their scary reputation. The brown recluse, the black widow, and the funnel web spider. Their venom is powerful, but they do not bite unless surprised, disturbed, or attacked.

I like spiders. Granted, I don’t want to get bitten by one, but I won’t kill one, either. I don’t go screaming in fright. I look at them, I talk to them, I move most of them back outside, if they’ve gotten into the house. I’ve even named a few…like “Little Feller”.

He was a fairly small one, who lived in my bedroom for a long time. His little web was on a book shelf. I’d walk by and ask how he was doing. Then, one day we were taking down the shelf for some reason, so I carefully took Little Feller outside to seek his fortune elsewhere. I kind of miss him.

The picture below, is one I took of a nice spider I saw in my bathroom one day. He sat on his perch and watched me put hair coloring on my hair. We had a nice visit. I guess he was interested in the process. Afterward, I scooped him up in a cup, and relocated him outside. I wonder what he told his friends about the crazy woman who talked to him?

Hope you enjoyed reading about spiders! If you’d like to, visit my other blog for the letter S. It is at http://ghostmmnc.blogspot.com Image