25.7.13

Little green spider



 The most delightful little green spider, trying to escape my camera lens.


Crawling about on the old iron table at Cinderhill Farm.


Later found to be a Green Orb Weaver spider.


Only a quarter of an inch long, but rather fearsome when viewed up close. Harmless though.

14 comments:

Charlotte said...

Thank you for this. We found and photographed one, whilst on a walk with the kids. Never managed to get round to identifying it. Aren't they the most astonishing shade of green? I can just imagine them weaving magic webs.

Twiglet said...

Not keen on spiders but he is a beauty - isn't nature wonderful. x Jo

Trailshome said...

Such magic in tiny things. Thank you for sharing.

Gill Edwards said...

wow great shots i thought it would be a lot bigger than that, thats some zoom you have on your camera. I hate spiders but that is actually pretty.

Jamile Shirley said...

What a delightful little spider indeed! It looks like the embodiment of spring; a bit muddy, with brilliant and exciting bits of green. A fabulous find! Thank you for sharing! Wishing you continued inspiration and energy.

One curious soul to another, :)
Jamile

Deborah Flint said...

I like the photo where she is doing a handstand for you :-)

D x

Jill said...

So green!!

ellen said...

She is stunning and so lovely. I am glad she came to pay a call to you.

Over the Garden Wall said...


Oh Gretel, You never fail to show us "delight in simple things".

frayedattheedge said...

I've never seen a spider like that - ours are of the boring black variety!

Charles said...

And a male, too. Those dark "boxing gloves" near his face mean he's sexually mature and looking for a mate.

Gretel said...

Thanks Charles! I didn't know that - I assumed it was a female - I've learned something new!

rachel said...

Lovely photos! Spiders everywhere just now, aren't there! Every time I walk through the garden I seem to pick up half a dozen tiny ones.

mockingbirdsatmidnight.com said...

Such a pretty little spider. Will you be making a little spider soon? A cute little green spider, I hope, not a black scary one.