Sunday, September 25, 2011
Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 23, 2011, 6:27 PM. Here's an overexposed shot of yesterday's spider. Check out the cross and shield on her belly. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
The web was between a "No Parking on Red Flag Days" sign and a neighbor's hedge, about 8 feet above the sidewalk. In the waning light, the web was not immediately visible. I held the camera high above my head and shot blindly, afraid to get stuck in the 6 foot wide web. The spider had about a 3 inch diameter (including her legs). She really appeared to be walking among the clouds as she spun the web, as in yesterday's photo.