Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Awesome But Gross!

After the sad tone of yesterday's blog post,
today I have a little something to lighten the mood a bit.

Whataburger = awesome!
calories = gross.

But this blog post isn't about unnecessary calories.
It's about something quite possibly more scary than that!

Do creepy crawly things gross you out?
Well then you just might not want to view the images I'm about to share.

We recently visited the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Florida.
We went there for something to do together in order to celebrate our recent anniversary.

You might find yourself asking why we would surround ourselves
with trees and wildlife and not go out to a fancy dinner.

We went there on our honeymoon & thought it would be fun to return two years later.

We splurged at Bern's Steak House in Tampa for my husband's 30th birthday.

Did I mention that I love to birdwatch?

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Now are you ready for the creepy crawly
thing we discovered while we were there?

It was sort of mesmerizing watching this arachnid work.

Here is the spiny orb weaver we discovered hard at work
outside of the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary restrooms.

Below is a close up
of the spider in action!

It was pretty amazing watching this spider's little legs grab a thread of web
and attach it onto an existing thread. Pretty cool.
(Or maybe just something that an architecture major would love?)

After watching this spiny orb weaver work for a while,
I started to feel like my skin was crawling a bit. "Bleck!"

Have you ever seen a spider like this one before?

{ p.s. Don't even get me started on black widows! I'm really grossed out just thinking of them }


  1. WOW! That spider is amazing! It's very beautiful.. I don't like spiders....One too many have crawled across my face without permission! Eww! But I've never seen such a colorful one! WOW!

    Janette, the Jongleur

  2. I'm terrified of Spiders, but he is pretty cool looking!

  3. I think spiders are actually really cool, as long as they aren't in or near my home :) So I definitely understand why you'd go somewhere like that!


  4. I've never seen one like that before but I have watched a spider make her web. It was so cool.

    And Whataburger is definitely awesome. We just went while we were in Texas over the weekend :)

  5. I've never seen a spider like that! The fact they can build their webs being so tiny is pretty cool!

  6. I want to make sure that Katy looks @ this post. She's TERRIFIED of spiders, any tiny spider & she freaks out. Haha I'm such a nice sister :)

    I on the other hand am scared of roaches, oh man they freak me out!!! I'll cry if I see one. Just thinking about roaches makes my skin crawl aaaah

    Hope you have a fabulous week!

    xx Libby

  7. wow, that spider is totally creepy looking! I am definitely scared of the creepy crawlies. even ants, and I flee whenever there's a bee in sight. at least you had a nice time celebrating your anniversary!

  8. I love your pictures of the spider! so cool!