Thursday, July 24, 2008

Daucus carota

"Pieces—stems, ghosts—of afternoon
falling all over themselves..."

From "Romantic Note" by Charles North


Look closely and you'll see what stopped me at the edge of the field.


Granny J said...

Very romantic flowers.

Dale said...

Wow. I'm not usually spooked by spiders, but this one spooks me.

Pod said...

oh what a tiny thing...and how lovely to have so many feetsies tickled by all those tiny flowers

Lori Witzel said...

Hi folks!

GrannyJ: Queen Anne's lace there was very Bryonic -- wind-tossed and moody in afternoon light.

Dale: I agree -- normally I don't get a shiver from a spider, but the dead bone-white of its belly and the slightly horrible translucence of its pale thorax and head...bbbrrrrrrr!

Pod: It was very very tiny...but I'm feeling a little more empathy for the ant than the spider this time around.

Bubba said...

What a beautiful spider... and some of the more daucus of carota I have witnessed! Oh, sure there are lots of carota... but daucus? You don't see that every day...

Oh, look... I see it's time for my Seconal. Tata!

lowenkopf said...

Well, I must say, you've got us feeling all over for crawly things.
Good to have you back.

polona said...

i doubt the ant has a chance if he's after it... these little fellas are fierce predators

Lori Witzel said...

Hey all y'all -- I took a real day off today (as opposed to my two recent vacations, which were both liberally festooned with work projects) and it's so nice to wander back to your schtuff!

Bubba: *snork* :-)

Shelly: Oregon had far fewer obvious biting things than Texas -- hey, I could sit on the grass and play with my nephew, something fireants have rendered challenging in Texas -- but that spider? Bbbbbrrrrrr.

Polona: You're right -- I have seen them in action, and I am sure glad they're very tiny.