Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Wordless Wednesday! Euuwww!


Spider Webs

The spider weaves a sticky web
To capture bugs to eat.
What keeps the spider's sticky web
From sticking to her feet?

Spider webs are very tricky
Because not all the strands are sticky.
Unlike the passing hapless fly,
The spider knows which strands are dry.

But if she accidentally stands
Upon one of the sticky strands,
She still would not get stuck, you see--
Her oily body slides off free.

Amy Goldman Koss




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11 comments:

Joyce said...

Great picture...is this in the UK? The spiders there were unbelievable! And they seemed to suddenly appear out of nowhere.

I sent you an email about the dog.
Have a great day!

blueviolet said...

This was so much fun! I love how you did this!

Andrea said...

Great picture and great post. I received a picture recently from an Iraq soldier of a camel spider. I told him something that big should have a different name than "spider." It looked to be bigger than a lobster and yellow in color. I suppose the color helps it blend into the sand.
andrea

Catherine Anne said...

Love this post!

He & Me + 3 said...

Love the pictures. Your husband looks like Chris O'donnell in that first picture. has anyone every told him that before? That is a cool spider web too.

Heart2Heart said...

OK, spiders are not one of my favorite things because I am absolutely allergic to them. Eeeks! I love how elegant they look but at a distance.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

McCrakensx4 said...

EEEWWWWEEEE!!! I can't stand spiders, but you caputred it for sure!

Mimmy said...

Love the spider poem and the pictures are great. It must be very hard to get such clear pictures of a spider web. At least it would be for me.

steffenboysmom said...

Those are some genuinely disgusted faces! Glad to see that are spider has relatives in Europe!

Rachel said...

Great pics! We have some HUGE ones around here...they really like my front porch.

SmallWorld at Home said...

Oh my goodness! Those are fabulous pictures!!