Fat spider photo SonoranApril20131692a_zps9863e1bc.jpg
Spider, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

stumbling home at dusk
a spider ripe with eggs
blocking my way

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on April 20, 2013, in Arizona, desert, haiku, Macro Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, spider, The April Heights 2013 and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.

  1. oooh, great shot but I’m not a spider fan…
    Happy Sunday!

  2. Great shadow shot, but glad it was you that ran into this guy and not me!!! I’m too chicken!!!

  3. Like the haiku and photo of the spider ~ Great shot ~

  4. Catherine, Riviera

    what a wonderful closeup….

  5. The first thought across my mind when I saw this picture was….my, on my, is she full of eggs!!!! Fabulous capture.genie

  6. oh my mmt…that is quite the road block indeed!!!

  7. Great shot of the spider.

  8. Ladies first!! 🙂

  9. Oooooh, it’s so hard for me to gaze too long on this image, as wonderful as it is! Spiders give me the eebie jeebies!

  10. Fabulous closeup and wonderful haiku!

  11. And here I’m thinking “what a lovely spider!” Nice photo and haiku!

  12. A pregnant arachnid is hungry from lumbering around with all that extra weight. Perhaps she has a food craving for cacti flowers. Birth should commence shortly…

  13. Wonderful shadow shot and an bonus shot of a pregnant arachnid and a haiku no less ~ Excellent post ^_^

  14. Hope that’s macro photography! Photo and haiku both stunning.

  15. It looks like a suicide attempt … or a pole dance!

  16. Neelam Dadhwal

    That suddenly stops me in steps too.

  17. That would stop me too – I don’t like spiders – very creepy.

  18. Great haiku and photo I must admit spiders with eggs especially freak me out

  19. Now that spider is more than ready to have life burst forth from it !
    You almost missed it’s precarious position ? 😉 .. “ripe” is so apt a description too !
    Thanks for stopping by my blog : )

  20. Great shot! Gave me a shiver!

  21. A mother’s work is never done and life is hard for them whether animal or human x

  22. What an amazing shot teacher and the haiku just fits…

  23. MMT Thanks for your link. What a fat spider. Did you get her out of my bathtub?;-)Alice

  24. nice shot of the spider. A very dark one.

  25. Thank goodness you spotted her in time to give the pregnant lady the right of way! You captured the bumps on her back! I wonder if those are stretch marks!

  26. Whoa, is that poisonous?

    Balancing Shadow
    Playing catch up with Shadow Shots.

  27. Oh my Lordy! I don’t think I could have got that close. Amazing shot though, none the less.

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