May 24, 2009

would you...

would you 
gently reach out with your bare hands to pick the lavender colored wild flowers 
if you knew he might come along for the ride
?
would you
walk through your prairie with capris and flip flops on
if you knew he was watching you
?
would you
get up close with your macro lens to take photos of the greenest plants you've ever seen
if you knew
instead you'd get a close up
of
him
~~~
if you're anything like me
you would
*
and 
if you really want to see him up close and personal
come on
go ahead
click on the photo 
you know you want to

19 comments:

  1. i love this post beth!

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  2. up close, the spider is actually really very beautiful. i dont mind spiders so much. its snakes that i cannot stand.

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  3. You know, I've come to realize that it isn't the creature we don't like, are fearful of, or can't stand...

    It's the surprise of them, the suddeness of seeing something...like a mouse...when you see anything where you don't expect it or want it to be, it's natural to pull back from it and startle...

    Any of Spirit's version of life is interesting and lovely when you can simply bear witness to it.

    Thank you for allowing us the space and place to do that today, Ms. Beth!

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  4. Yes, I would! I love the close up pic! This was a great little post! :)
    Happy Sunday!

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  5. Did he shimmer? It looks like he was shimmering in the dancing light. And the delicate strength of webs is so interesting.

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  6. Exquisite detail. WOW!

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  7. Ah, he's not so bad - it's the ones with the hairy thick legs and bodies that spook me - like dock spiders that have a spread as big as my hand...ewww...shivers of revulsion...your guy, kind of cute, as spiders go !

    Happy eight-legged fun !

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  8. I totally would - fantastic shot

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  9. Oh this little fellow is beautiful, even more so when you look at him closly. I would. I would. I'm way to much of a naturefreak. If there would be snakes I'd think twice (and still run).

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  10. spiders do not bother me unless the suddenly drop on me...you really captured this so well beth

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  11. I just discovered your blog and I find it very inspiring and pleasing to the eye. Love your photos!

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  12. Oh yes I would! And I did click on it- beautiful pic Beth. Have a wonderful long holiday weekend!

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  13. This reminds me of the preying mantis Sloane found last September. It was enormous. Really, really big. Like, as long as my hand. She put him in her bug catcher and took him to school to show her class - and mine. We named him Amen.

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  14. Great shot! I really try to stay away from these. I'll let you take the close-ups! ;)

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  15. arachnophobia!

    but beautiful, dainty shot nonetheless.

    peace out. :)

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  16. AnonymousMay 25, 2009

    Wow. What a nice pet he'd make. I would call him "fluffy".
    xoxoxxoxooxoox
    Ooooh, I feel him crawling up my back now!
    shell aka nutzo

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  17. wonderful detail! cute little guy.

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  18. beautiful delicate creature ... i love spiders, they fascinate me (Charlotte's Web has EVERYTHING to do with that) ... what a cool-a** picture, Beth.

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  19. Oh I would I would! I would do all of those things too!

    :)

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth