Monday, December 31, 2007

Goodbye to Charlotte and 2007

This week, we say goodbye to 2007, and we said goodbye to "Charlotte" as well. Our garden spider in the kitchen window disappeared about a day after this photo was taken. Frankly, I thought she was either very sick or deceased here since we had never seen her "frozen" in place on her back before. She did survive through Christmas, and she leaves an unknown number of children in three cocoons that she wove into the eaves.
Happy New Year for 2008!

11 comments:

Kerri said...

Happy New Year....and wishes for all the Best in 2008!

Jim said...

Maybe a relative of our spiders here. They get huge.

Curly said...

NIce macro shot.

Very best wishes and a happy New Year to you too,

from South Shields Daily Photo

phlegmfatale said...

Exquisite photo of some spider! Very nice!

Pat said...

Happy New Year to you as well and how sad to read of "Charlotte's" passing.

Thanks so much for visiting Guelph and have a wonderful 2008.

Pat

Guelph Daily Photo, My Photo Project

Southern Heart said...

Awww...she was beautiful! I'm sorry to hear that she is gone. We have quite a few animals in our yard that we've grown attached to, also.

Happy New Year's Eve!

Andrea

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

yikes!!!

Dusty Lens said...

Sorry to see Charlotte go. She is a lovely spider. I'm sure her legacy will live on.

slinger said...

Golden Cross Spider right? I always enjoy your creepy crawlers.

Mo said...

Yikes! Very nice shot but I am terrified of spiders.

Halcyon said...

That is an excellent photo. Although I'm not afraid of spiders, I'm not sure if I could get close enough to take such a picture.

Wishing you the best in 2008!