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It’s almost Fall (it starts this coming Wednesday, Sept. 22nd), and aside from the changing color of leaves and cooler temps, there’s other evidence that something’s in the air – namely, spider webs and their host spiders.

Spiders often are seen as ugly, menacing creatures, but once you study Francis Zera’s closeup photos for today’s Photo Friday, you may change your mind.

Or not actually.

These eight-legged arthropods are indeed kinda creepy aren’t they? Yet, they are a part of our every day world and are definitely beneficial as they capture lots of bad insects. And it’s the time of year is when you might spot some larger spiders crawling around the house, as they mature and start wandering around looking for food or mates.

We think they’re pretty cool lookin’, but agree that walking through their homes or getting them on our heads isn’t that cool.

The good news? Francis’ Sound Slideshow can’t bite you – just be sure to turn your speakers up!:

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2 Responses to “PHOTO FRIDAY: Spiders. Yes…We Said SPIDERS!”
  1. Ted says:

    Sweet pics!

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  2. Shari says:

    Really, really beautiful pictures! But when I wake up in the middle of the night, screaming and flailing and slapping at things and people around me….well, it’ll be your fault, Francis.

    The spider who watched your slideshow over my shoulder thru my office window (where it’s been speed-knitting a tiny little architectural masterpiece) would be saluting you also if it weren’t using all of its legs as knitting needles right now.

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