Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My Natural Halloween Decor

I have not quite jumped on the Halloween decorating band wagon, but my new friend is doing the job for me.  While, I type at my computer I can get a glimpse into the party atmosphere provided by nature.



This is the latest version of a spider in my window.  I don't think I can let this one have babies though.  This is a much bigger and creepier "Mrs. Spider."  But she is very very good fly catcher.  I've also been feeding her flies that I swat, for fun.   Heee hee. Or should I say "Bwahhaahaaaa" all scary-like.

22 Comments for OSL:

Grand Pooba said...

And you thought my zit post was wrong? THIS is wrong, you shouldn't allow any spider to live in or outside your house! And babies? I still can't believe you let that one have babies. Ewwww!

Pricilla said...

Gag!
What's next. Feeding it small rodents?

Yaya said...

How authentic!

Julia said...

Pricilla- I think she really wants a puppy. ;)

blueviolet said...

My kids used to find bugs to feed the spiders too. Weird kids. Weird you.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh dear. I'll just say "hi" and leave the horrible, frightening, and disturbing post content unremarked upon...sort of...I guess you have a size limit for Spider Mercy, and this one is waaaay above it...with that messy web, are you SURE it is not a black widow you have there???

Doris Sturm said...

OK, it's official - I'm blind! Where's the spider? I see a lot of dead flies, but where's that big spider?...and I kind of agree in relocating it with a bug vaccum or a jar or something?

If it is a wolf spider, wouldn't they be dangerous to children? I forgot, but I respect spiders for what they do because I get plagued by mosquitoes and such, but mostly mosquiotoes are outside and the dragonflies do a good job eating them too and dragonflies are way prettier than spiders (I think)

I would just somehow find a way to move that spider out! I never used to kill spiders, but with pets around (I live alone) I always wonder if they could get hurt.

Julia said...

Hi Ladies, it is DEFINITELY NOT a black widow. This is some funnel-y type web weaver who pops out to snag a fly now and again. She is brown and about the size of a quarter with a thick body and legs. Quite meaty she is. But seeing as she stays neatly in her area I am letting it all go. There was one in my shower just the same for about three weeks.

So IF I can get a picture of her in action I will. BUT I think some of you will NOT be able to look at her with yer squeamish girly tendencies.
Doris, she is not visible. Just her web.

Now WHO has some Halloween spirit around here????

Melodie said...

Oh yeah!We love to feed spiders too!One time we had a competition to see who could make theirs the fattest!

Julia said...

Thank YOU Melodie!!!

The Mind of a Mom said...

Okay that is funny, why you ask, because I have one of those in my garage door frame also! :o)
Happy Hallowen

Ms Snarky Pants said...

Very Halloweeny! bwahaha

Frogs in my formula said...

Oh that is hilarious! So authentic. I think I have a few of those myself.

Sharkbytes said...

Hey, that's my kind of decor! Really inexpensive too.

Sara said...

I have Halloween spirit! But you crazy lady, encouraging those spiders to live in your house. I mean what if you eat one or they bite? I just killed a wolf spider last night in the rabbit room. That thing could have eaten my bunnies. :S ;)

Captain Dumbass said...

Spiders are very helpful around the house. In moderation.

Miss Dot said...

OK so I get that this spider is much creepier than the original Mrs. Spider, but I've just got to say, I don't see any PROOF of the creepiness of said spider. Do we get a picture of this one, too? You know, for scientific evidence.

MObugs said...

I absolutely love your sense of humor. I get a creepy satisfaction outta feeding things to spiders. Looks like your lovely spider has been very busy.

Ratty said...

I see that you use the same type of Halloween decorations that I do. I try to keep the big ones away, but they seem to pop up in the oddest places.

Vixen said...

I am usually ok with letting the local wildlife alone, but let's not let this one have babies, okay? Just too creepy this time of year. lol.

Jessica said...

growing up we had a "pet" spider that lived on our ceiling. He was one of those furry house kind. As long as they're the furry house kind, I'm ok with it, but sleek & shiny have to go. I've seen too many black widows, so they creep me out... Eek, I can't believe you let an egg sac go though... that just gives me the heebie jeebies...

EL said...

This is as far as my halloween decorating goes as well haha...