Oh My GAwd! I ... Barely... Know.... what to say! I am stunned by his power, beauty, force and the look of stern disapproval! Possibly the horns, button eyes, stitched lips and mesmerizing stripes have put me into a 'oh gawd it's the best bug in the whole world eva' trance. I am naming this spider 'Texas', as in 'Don't mess with Texas!' Tell me I am not the only one who thinks he looks like a Nightmare Before Christmas Grubby Goth creature full of love/hate?!!
Texas was beginning to make a web on some bamboo, in all his glittery and monster glory. Once he knew I was interested he did some things to show off too... swinging in circles around the bamboo, jumping to other places, looking directly in my eye over and over, and coming really close to me to get a better look.
If you want to feel pure happiness- click on the pic with the blue sky and Texas below, I left it big enough so that if you click on it you can get a good look at his adorable, cute, amazing, wittle, hairy, mean, bad ass face!
Below Texas was working on gathering up some free floating web- possibly he's a upcycler/recycler!
On his back there were three tiny green spots that shimmered in the light.
Texas only had one shy moment, when he had a run in with a beautiful ladybug scurrying by him, he politely got out of her way and hid in the crack till his heart throb was far enough away... you can't love those you want to eat! But Texas, I love you!