Friday, August 16, 2013

Downward Glance II, Black Widow Boogaloo

Maybe I'll get it right this time.

Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I want to hear the back story behind that black widow picture... start dishing, old chum!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Spider was alive, but on a glue board produced by our new exterminator (who was our old exterminator, before he set up shop as his own sole proprietor).

He says it came from outside next to the porch, and that could be true. Or it could be sales and marketing.

Nonetheless, I took its pic...the last time I saw one, it was when I was while turning over rocks in North Carolina on family vacation trip to Jekyll Island. (I was looking for things like Black Widow spiders, of course.)

Gilly said...

Is that Black widow spider poisonous? lethally? Is a glue board like a fly paper? Sounds a bit gruesome to me!!

But it is a beautiful butterfly! And I love Theda down a hole - we had a dog who loved holes and would disappear down if we didn't keep an eye on him and be prepared to haul him out by his back legs!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Yes, the Black Widow is quite poisonous. Usually an adult wouldn't die from its bite, though, unless the victim has high blood pressure. The elderly and small children could also die a Black Widow bite.

Substance McGravitas said...

Pretty butterfly.

mistah charley, ph.d. said...

I suppose that beautiful landscape is Berkeley Springs, WV, of which it has been written:

Berkeley Springs is an historic spa and art-filled town nestled in the West Virginia mountains only 90 minutes from the Washington/Baltimore metro area. It boasts warm mineral springs, world class dining, dozens of unique shops, full-service spas and more than 100 lodging choices from elegant B&B's and historic inns to cabins and resorts. Golf, hiking and swimming share the schedule with year 'round festivals, live music and theater.

Friendly people, welcoming mountains and a sense of place mark Berkeley Springs, West Virginia as a vacation getaway for all seasons and tastes.