This post is something new for me, a photo essay of sorts. I am a rank (as in stinky) amateur when it comes to photography, so don’t go in with high expectations. I do welcome feedback and suggestions, though.
October being my birth month and me being such an arachnophile, I often get spider-themed stuff for my birthday.
This adorable spider balloon, with her fabulous dreds and winsome smile, is floating in my kitchen as I write this, making me giggle every time I see her. The flowers are still going strong, too. The box of cupcakes, barely visible behind the vase, is gone, however.
(Don’t worry; I didn’t eat them all myself. I shared them with the rest of the family. Really, people!)
I also received TWO sets of spider-themed outdoor lights: a light-up spider web and a string of brightly colored spiders (very much like the spiders in a dream I posted about a while back).
The colored spiders are glittery, so they glow even during the day when they aren’t lit.
Not shown is the giant paper spider protectively hovering over her brood of a dozen smaller paper spiders in the foyer. Her 12-foot crepe paper legs span the entire space. (I tried photographing her from several angles without good result.) When my sister asked if I had had a happy birthday, I replied with glee that I had spent the afternoon arachnifying the house.
But all this is merely a cheap and tacky prelude to the true artistry of Mother Nature, as revealed in this morning’s fog:
My home has been well and truly arachnified.