Monday, November 23, 2015

Spaceship lands in Florida carrying…

Well, we’re not sure what it was carrying but if it was aliens, they are teeny tiny.

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This Spiny Orb-Weaver had spun it’s web across the hiking trail on the Florida trails. Click HERE to read more about it.

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Doesn’t it look just like a little miniature spaceship? It was about a half inch across.

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I couldn’t see the details until I had the photo on my computer. It doesn’t look real, does it?

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(sumac in pretty Fall colors)

It was beautiful weather this weekend and we enjoyed a 2 hour hike on Saturday.

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I know it’s hard to believe it was in the 80s when so much of the country is getting cold weather.

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But it’s Florida!

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You can tell you’re hiking in Florida when you see palm trees growing wild in the forest!

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

37 comments:

Stacey said...

Your spider picture is so cool, Diane! I've never seen one like that. Love the sumac too. In Texas we don't get lots of fall color. Sumac is one thing that we do see and I love it.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a cool looking spider. I've never seen one like this. The fall colors and your mosaic are lovely. I wish it was in the 80's here. I like the Florida forest. I enjoyed this post.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Linda Kay said...

That is one creepy spider, and I have never seen one like it. We are in the 20s in Texas today, but 70 by Thanksgiving day with rain.

Susie said...

Diane, I know my hair would have stood on end , if I had seen that thing in person. Too scary. You are having some awful warm temps. Hope your new week is a fun filled one. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - that is an amazing spider - the only spiders we have here are all dark. It does look like a teeny tiny space ship - if you hadn't give the size I would have believed it was landing from another galaxy. Love the palm tree in the forest. Happy week my friend.

Donna said...

Now that is a freaky spider...wow! And nice to hear your weather has been wonderful...it has been great here too! Love the fall photos.

Jill said...

Enjoy your beautiful weather! We had our first snowfall on the weekend, but only 5 cm and it's going to rain, so it'll be gone!!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

This spider kind of scared me at first. Then I after looking at your photos a bit longer I started to find it quite beautiful.
Enjoy the lovely weather in Florida8
Arlette

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That bug is scary! It's sunny and cold here today!
hugs,
Linda

Catherine Holman said...

Whoa! I've never seen or heard of that spider. That's pretty amazing!

Diane said...

How weird! Never saw one of those before. 80s... I won't be seeing those temps for a loooong time :(

My name is Riet said...

That is a real different spider. We were in Florida a few times in November and the weather was always great so I envy you, LOL.The winter is starting here.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Orb weavers? Oh my goodness, never saw or heard of sucha thing- how strange and bizarre! I am so glad you caught it so perfectly for us to see.

As for the rest of your pics - how wonderful. Starting to get cooler here, feeling more like holiday time. : - )

Stephanie said...

Wow, what an amazing spider! I must say that I have never heard of Orb Weavers :) God's creation truly is incredible.

Thinking of you, dear lady. Hugs!

Debby Ray said...

Oh my goodness...I have never seen anything so unusual! You have captured this "alien" well, my friend! Happy Thanksgiving to you, Diane!

Joyce Mayer said...

It was 23* here this morning. Yesterday we had pre-dawn flurries. Can't wait for the first snowfall.

Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend.

Hugs

Happy Turkey Day Miss Lavender Dreams.

Love,
Prudence

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

What an unusual little spider Diane! I like to photograph them too because they're so interesting but don't let one crawl on me. LOL
Poor you with weather in the 80s lavender sis while the snow is starting to blow up here.

Lorrie said...

You're right - it doesn't look very real. It looks downright alien! I wouldn't want to have one of those crawling on me.
Enjoy the heat, it's cooling off here - frosty mornings, and another wind and rain storm is blowing in.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a fun (and creepy) looking spider! I think I'd have a fit if I saw one blocking the trail with it's web. LOL The Sumac is very pretty and it's interesting to see the palm tree growing in the forest. Enjoy the 80's. Haha. It's going way below freezing here tonight and we got our first snow today. Hugs. Pam

NanaDiana said...

I am going to have nightmares about walking into a spider web with THAT alien spider on it---I just know it...and if I do I am going to call you in the middle of the night to TELL you about it....lol It kind of creeps me out. lol

Sure-sure-rub in that wonderful weather. I'll have you know that we are having a heat wave this week- breaking records and may get into the low 40s! Hard to believe, huh? xo Diana

cynthia lee designs said...

I've never seen a spider like that one before now. No more hikes for us until next Spring. Getting too cold here!!
hugs,
Cindy

Joy H said...

Wow what an amazing little creature! Hope You and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving :)

podso said...

That is an amazing spider--full of color. Obviously doesn't care about blending in with his background. I think you had cooler weather today. A nice change?

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Wow what an interesting spider. You captured great shots. I've never seen one like this before. So nice you are still enjoying nice warm weather. We've cooled off a lot but during the day it is beautiful and only need a light jacket or none at all. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend. xo

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Oh my goodness, what a unique spider, I am wondering if you saw anymore or was he alone? I think I would have hesitated getting too close to him!
We finally are getting our Fall weather and it feels good to me, it has been a very long hot Summer in this tiny apartment.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs,
Jemma

Boopnut said...

I'm jealous of the weather you are having! That spider is something else!
Deb

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

The Spiny Orb-Weaver spider is amazing, and I agree, it doesn't look real. Great photos.

Ariadne said...

What a beautiful special creature!I love the colours!AriadnefromGreece!

Arlene said...

Yes it does look like a tiny space ship!!I have never seen a spider like that one!!

Gina said...

Diane, I am not afraid of spiders until I saw this one. Yikes. It is so ugly. I would definitely smash it as swiftly as I could.

Vee said...

So that's what it is. He's kind of cute!

Happy Thanksgiving down there in balmy Florida. =D

Cranberry Morning said...

I'm still not convinced that it's not an alien spaceship, Diane. :-)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

xo

Ana said...

Eeek! I would hate to walk into that. Not very fond of spiders. Never seen anything like this one. Kinda creepy :-(

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Red Rose Alley said...

This is the weirdest looking spider I've ever seen. I echo Ana's comment up above. :)

~Sheri

JG said...

I've never seen that kind of spider, Diane! Looks so strange, yuk.
Happy Thanksgiving to you & your hubby!
~Judy

Mary Cromer said...

That little Orb Weaver was there just so that you could enjoy, photograph it and share it. What a neat little chap! I hope that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving my friend!

Sam I Am...... said...

Amazing pictures and fascinating information. I find your posts so grounding and or soothing for some reason. I miss you when I don't visit.