Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Umbrella Girl - Schiller Park, Mid-October part ii

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15 comments:

Von said...

Duuude. Enough with the spiders already!
I'm looking at the pictures...ah, lovely! Very nice! So pretty! and then BAM - Godblessed Spider!!

Another Kiwi said...

Spiders are part of nature and thus we should bow down in abject terror before them or empty a can of flyspray on them.
They alright, just doin' their job.
It doesn't look like a funnel web to me but that maybe a result of misnaming in this here parts.
I couldn't show you a picture of a NZ bee in a flower, all the wild ones have been killed by a mite we got from some foreigners so that the only ones we have are commercially owned ones.

Jennifer said...

Duuude. Enough with the spiders already!

Exactly!

And I appreciate what spiders do, however, I wish they'd stop stalking me, charging me, laughing manically at me while I try to sleep...

Bummer about the wild bees.

Nice photos, thunder.

Another Kiwi said...

Well I can't say that I luvs the spiders. I leave them alone or squish the White Tailed variety (thanks for that unwanted import, Australia). If they would stop the maniacal laughing in the night I might like them more.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I did have a bit of trouble on the naming, A.K. According to this site, that's what they are, and also there is no space between funnel and web.

Certainly they are not an aggressive and very poisonous spider from Australia.

I remember them from when I was little; they are ubiquitous in the U.S. And they do make a funnel in their web to hide in while waiting for some lunch to wander along.

I got this one to come rushing out by dropping a bit of leaf on he/she/Arachnid's web.
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Substance McGravitas said...

The problem I have with those spiders is they never call back.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Ah HAH!

I believe we have a member of family Agelenidae here.
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Jennifer said...

they are ubiquitous in the U.S.

Yeah... rub it in!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Ubiquitous is Latin for in Jennifer's house, all the time.
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Adorable Girlfriend said...

I really like the photos! What kind of camera did you use?

M. Bouffant said...

Lyndon LaRouche likes Schiller. A lot.

Glad to see you're incorporating animal life into your work.

Had duck for dinner tonight. Sorry, duckies.

Pinko Punko said...

Jennifer just reverse SQUEED.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

A.G., I use a Canon A710.
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M. Bouffant said...

Mr. Thunder, whass yr. email address? I must contact you about somethig that's nobody else's damn biznezz!!

Thanx!

Another Kiwi said...

Looks like a Funnelweb alright. As is usual down here the early settlers ran out of names for things very quickly or couldn't be arsed to ask the locals what they called things. Hence there is a small park near Melbourne that was named by the settlers who moved there after the Wombats they saw there. But as they had just come from Muvver England they called the place Badger Weir.