"If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud." ~ Emile Zola

08 September 2011

Backyard Visitor: Awesome Spider!

This incredible spider was hanging out on our window screen the other day, resting and bug catching from a beautiful circular web! She was huge (the size of a quarter with legs all extended- yikes!), with brilliant, hairy orange legs banded in white and black and a bulbous body patterned in yellow and black. I looked her up online and identified her as a spider called a Marbled Orb Weaver. Stunning!

Here's the picture of our visitor, slightly unclear since the photo was taken through the window screen. Below that is a photo from the internet.




4 comments:

Sailor Purrs said...

In Pittsburgh! So awesome.

Kunklebaby said...

Wow!! He's beautiful!

SilentLotus Creations said...

Thanks for looking! I know- wow, right? :)

Gina said...

Awesome spider and awesome photos!