Wednesday, September 25, 2013

KILL IT!!!

I am terrified of spiders! I got this from my mom and her mom before her. I took this picture of a web...
                      And then the spider came out! It was on the other side of the door, but still...
Then a month or so ago, one of these tried to crawl up my lawn chair!! I thought it was just a granddaddy long legs, but Phil said no! And of course my two words upon seeing ANY spider are KILL IT! More and more are coming into the house now that fall is here.
That's why I am not at all fond of these flowers. They are called Spider Flowers, because they look spidery, and are blooming now. I show the current batches each year. They look spindly, and the way the really skinny leaves hang down remind me of spider legs. They give me the creeps! As you can see from my shadow, I am standing a respectable distance away!
Their real name is Cleome and their meaning is "come away with me". It would be so romantic if they weren't so creepy! I do not want ANY spider to come away with me, so you can believe me that I will never touch one of these!


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31 comments:

Ann said...

I'm not a big fan of spiders either. Those flowers are pretty but I can see the spidery resemblance

Sandra said...

I don't like spiders but the flowers I love... they are awesome, especially the header shot. mother had spider lilies but they did not look like these. i want one

Melanie said...

I'm with you, Ginny. I hate the thought of walking into those big webs not knowing if there's a spider crawling on me! I go on the offensive with a can of bug spray! I'll walk around the house spraying every spider and web I see, and being very cautious with every step I take!

Alice G said...

Spiders don't really bother me, mice on the other hand....the flowers are very nice!

Shug said...

Such beautiful flowers and the colors are stunning. I'm with you when it comes to the spiders. I have been bitten by a brown recluse, twice and now I'm terrified of spiders. They're so creepy and silent!!
Be careful....

Laurie said...

I would be running right with you, I don't like spiders but I love the flowers,, Ginny I'm not selling my work any more, I won't be painting any more so I just won't have any paintings for sale, I thank you for such kind words about my work though, you are so kind to ask,

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Spiders and heights are my two big phobias...EEK!!

reana claire said...

The spider flowers are beautiful, perhaps if you give them another name, you might want to touch them after that.. :)

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Amazing photos and a very interesting write up. LUCEAT LUX VESTRA= LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE- is our college motto. I studied in Loyola College, Chennai. I live in Kerala, India.

Best wishes,
Joseph

Cindy said...

Oh Ginny,
I'm right there with you when it comes to spiders, and why they can't hurt us but it is the creepy, crawly feeling and I guess that is why I am also not fond of slugs either.

However spiders do create and a slug only leaves a mess behind. yuck

I do however like spider plants. Your pictures are great of the Cleome. I love it when they go to seed and the pods split.

From the Kitchen said...

Little Miss Muffet! I can't say that spiders bother me all that much but I don't hang around them either. Phil must stay busy saving you from all those fall spiders.

Best,
Bonnie

Tamago said...

Those two words often come out of my mouth when I see spider, too! That long-leg spider looks too scary.
The spider flowers look pretty. Maybe they can be named differently so they won't remind you of spider. Maybe, like "whiskers." :-)

Mary Bergfeld said...

Spiders are certainly not the loveliest of creatures to be sure and I hate it when I inadvertently walk into a web. The flowers, however, are just lovely and I wouldn't hesitate to bring them into my home. I hope you have a great day, Ginny. Blessings...Mary

SweetMarie said...

Spiders scare me! I was bit by a Brown Recluse, not fun. Your flowers are breath-taking! Needed these beauties today. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Ginny Love the header and the 5th photos best.

S. Etole said...

I'm not into spiders either but did enjoy the flowers you have shared.

Filip and Kristel said...

I am also not a fan of spiders.

Greetings,
Filip

Donna said...

But the flowers are so pretty!
Can't stand spiders either!!
hughugs

Rose said...

I am not fond of spiders on me...in fact, one on me unexpectedly can freak me out. However, Sarah on the other hand will catch them and take them outside to set them free....and Lorelei likes the jumping spiders.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I can't say that I love spiders,but,the way you feel about spiders is how I feel about grasshoppers. I despise them and will stay away from them.So,you see,I understand how you feel about spiders.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I do not like spiders either. I am complaining about them on my blog tomorrow ;-)

Andrea said...

I don't like spiders either... but at the same time I respect them as a creature created by God... and "God don't make junk", as the ole saying goes.

How can one of God's creatures help how they look? Kind of like a deformed person... perhaps may be revolting to look at but is beloved by God all the same. That's how I look at spiders too.

They have their place... otherwise God would not have made them.

Love~ Andrea
XOXOXO

Dee said...

The only good thing about a spider to me is their creative side of making beautiful webs.

photowannabe said...

Not too crazy about spiders either but I do think those flowers are really pretty. Guess I never related them to actual spiders.
Get out the bug spray and douse those buggers!!

Linda said...

Your photos are lovely, Ginny. I am not a fan of spiders myself, but I do enjoy seeing photos of them. Thank you so much for sharing, and your header is awesome!

Chatty Crone said...

I hate spiders too - we have had some people at church that have been bitten by the brown recluse! Are those flowers yours - GORGEOUS!

Small Kucing said...

am not fond of spider but also dare not kill it.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Don't know I like or not - these spiders.... But always fascinated about the web.... Loved your pics..

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, I am with you regarding Spiders! Have an excellent day today and another happy one tomorrow!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I Feel your pain...spiders are creepy...and I have had a fear of them my whole life. This year I am trying again to get over that fear some...like kill them and not be so terrified

SquirrelQueen said...

I don't mind spiders as long as they are outside, but if they come into the house they will die.

That flower is so pretty. I really like your creepy photo of the shadow that looks like spiders' legs and the bloom above.