Joseph V

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July 2015

Having Fun Now

Goldenrod Crab Spider (Misumena vatia)

This last month has been different than any month of June I can remember in the almost 60 years I have lived here in the Seattle/Tacoma area. It's been dryer and hotter with more sunshine than most any summer month I remember. I love it! The mornings especially have been most enjoyable, allowing me to enjoy an early walk and still get some fiddling done in the yard before getting too hot for it.
   Having tired of traveling, I wondered if my interest in photography would diminish. It hasn't. I have spent more time, in less time, taking photos than ever before. Subject matter is the difference, of course.
   This ferocious looking critter is less than 1/4" front to back with a 'legspan' almost 3 times that. It doesn't bite, sting or harm anyone although it sometimes will get in your face. Not belligerently, though.