Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Your Monday Photo Shoot: On Your Porch/Patio

"Fear is like a darkroom, where negatives develop"

-Usman B. Asif

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Show us something interesting on the porch or patio of your house or apartment. For those of you with neither, fire escapes and window sills will suffice.

-John Scalzi (By The Way)

My porch is pretty boring, it has a couple chairs, a cotton candy machine, and a man-eating Venus Flytrap named Daisy. Boring. Now, on the porch belonging to my thearpist Sarah, on the other hand, are things worth writing about! LOL. For starters...a big, funky, hairy, weird, ACK...spider! I think it might be the resident "face your fears already" object lesson. LOL. I have decided he came with the name "Dirk." I don't know why, but every time I see him, hovering beneath that lovely lantern, I just think the name..."Dirk."

Could be a "Dirk" I suppose. Who knows. What do you think...does he look like a "Dirk" to you? I tried to do a little research to find out what type of spider he is specifically...but it just gave me a huge case of the wiggins to even try. LOL. So, if you happen to know what kind of spider he is, feel free to leave the info in the comment thread of this entry. Dirk is a good guy, we always wave when we see each other, and we have been on a first name basis for quite a while now. Therapy, and facing your fears, is a good thing, but Sarah and I still have a long way to go! LOL.

Itsy Bitsy Spider
By Carly Simon

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again

I believe in love
And who knows where or when
but it's comin' around again

I know nothing stays the same
But if you're willing to play the game
It's comin' around again

(Repeat Chorus)

Bug Guide

"Itsy Bitsy, Freaky, Deaky, Spider Named Dirk"
"Sarah's Head"
Berkeley, California
Late Spring, 2005


DesLily said...

ack! creepy! I hate spiders.. even pictures of spiders, no matter how small! I had more then my fair share when I lived in florida... ya gave me the chills woman! lol

redsneakz said...

Dirk is gorgeous! The kind of spider we have back here in Virginia with stripey legs like that is called a Wolf Spider.

Oh, 64 degrees? I'm bitter. It was 83 with a discomfort index of 97 this morning at 9:00 EDT.

Suzanne R said...

You are a brave woman to take a macro of a spider. LOL! Or even photograph him (despite your first-name basis)from a distance. ;-)

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Only you would say that a porch with a cotton candy machine and a Venus Flytap is boring! :) We have reddish spiders here, too. Ours are "itsy bitsy," but yours seems to be quite a bit larger.