Sunday, September 25, 2011

Corralitas Drive: Proving Yesterday's Giant Spider Was Real

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.