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Wordless Wednesday … Not! … (pre-Halloween hors d’oeuvres)



We see you clearly
and we have a wonderful treat coming for you
on Halloween

coming for you!


And here is an excerpt from the Monster in the Mirror song sung by Grover… (not that i ever watch Sesame Street with my big bird friends).


If your mirror has a monster in it, do not shout
This kind of situation does not call for freaking out
And do nothing that you would not like to see him do
‘Cause that monster in the mirror he just might be you
Singing “Wubba wubba wubba wubba woo woo woo”
Wubba wubba wubba and a doodly do
Wubba wubba wubba you can join in too


Halloween Delight … Note the series of long, fine hairs on this spider’s hind legs; they are likely used for web construction. … Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2019

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  1. Your big bird friends Tweety and Scarlet are very intelligent – of course you should watch Sesame Street with them. My canaries loved Christmas music and never sang to any songs but Christmas music, especially “Jingle Bells” and anything by Karen Carpenter (“Merry Christmas Darling” was their absolute favorite). The spider’s markings are very colorful, but up close give me the heebie-jeebies but I can still marvel at those fine hairs that make magnificent webs. I will give them an Atta Boy (or Girl) for those web intricacies. 🙂


    • Scarlet was tired of watching a learning video that i had on for them today and started complaining. So i put on a Rush music video DVD instead. Both of them are diehard Rush fans. Scarlet even asks for them by name. (I do watch Sesame Street with them, but don’t tell anyone.) 🙂
      I watched a video, while cleaning and feeding the birds today, on Argiope Spiders. The man, with trepidation, let one walk on his hand. I used to walk through tons of them, in tall brush areas, and they’d even be crawling all over my face; i wouldn’t mind; they just would jump off and nothing ever happened. 🙂


      • I get a kick out of your fun bird stories. They are so smart. I like that they like Rush over a learning video. You should do a video of Tweety and Scarlet one time – they don’t need to have a macro photo as they are large enough.

        I just Googled Argiope Spiders – the coloring is beautiful. Isn’t that the same spider you profiled in this post Tom? I went onto your site to check it out but yours had a reddish-orange spot and the colors were similar, the designs a little different. I wish I was not afraid of spiders and be more like you.

      • I thought of doing a video of them but Tweetie is wise to video cameras and doesn’t do well with one around. I once took an audio recording (of her talking) to work; the staff couldn’t believe it!
        It is a Mabel Orchard Spider. We have a lot of them in our yard by the river during the warm weather. There are classes for ending spider-phobia but not likely around where you live. 🙂

  2. Amazing leg hairs, so neat to know they have a purpose. You don’t know the Sesame Streetcrew? Ah-h-, come on.


  3. Could it be that this is an orchard spider? If it is (and those colors on the abdomen suggest it might be) I think I have a photo of one, too. I need to have a little search through my terribly disorganized files!


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