Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Paradise ponders...

Paradise ponders...  A few photos from our walk yesterday morning, with a beautiful giant full moon:

Somehow the moon doesn't look as large in those photos as it did in real life :)  I sure wish they could fit a nice zoom lens into the iPhone.  Most of the time the wide angle lens is exactly what you want, but I'd have liked about a 150mm for those first two shots...

This morning I went out to the shed to fire up the tractor.  I'm getting ready for the delivery of some trees, and the backhoe is my tool of choice for moving dirt.  As I approached the shed, I noticed this great big spider hanging on the side.  I've never seen a spider that looked like this (click the photos below to embiggen them).  Anybody have a clue what it is?

Update: I think I found it, by searching for similar images on Google Images.  I think it's Araneus gemma, aka the cat-faced spider.

The tree guys just called, and they're on the way. I'm expecting to be quite tired by tonight :)

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