I Know I Promised, But…

I know I said no more spiders on the blog now that the Brown Recluse mystery is solved, but then I went outside to water my dwarf lemon tree and found this by the hose.

Big ass spider looking like it’s dressed up for Mardi Gras or something. Go away.

Apparently what we have here is a Yellow Garden Spider, which is totally fine.  It looks a little bit like the orb spiders that used to hang out in my garden in Oakland and make beautiful patterned webs. They were big, but this homie is HUGE. Including legs maybe 3 1/2 inches across. And furry, like a stuffed animal almost. Super weird.  Also he was running around like crazy, and not being all chill like orb spiders normally are (hence the blurry photo – due to his running around, I too was running around. Or, rather, away).

So anyway, I know I said no more spiders, but if I keep having to deal with them, you can bet I’m making all you people look at them too.

5 thoughts on “I Know I Promised, But…

  1. that is one big garden spider….anything over a couple of inches is big in my book. Spiders don’t creep me out/ except if they catch me by surprise and they’re crawling on me. Your “spider theme” reminds me of a funny cartoon this morning someone posted on face book…spider man and his mom were talking to a therapist

  2. These are so cool! We used to have them all the time where I grew up…One year we had a big patch of bull thistle that came up in the garen and these spiders were everywhere…I think we counted 12 of them….keep us posted on your spiders…maybe you will have tarantula next :)

  3. yes, great big beautiful (and not mean or blackhearted or even accidentally dangerous) spider. I wonder if this guy could be enlisted as an ally in the psyops campaign against mr. recluse?

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