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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Over run with holiday guests


You’ve already met this guest. And no, I’m not keeping her. In fact she found a new home with one of the neighbors.

Tree lizard
This elusive visitor reappeared by my hiking boots even with the kitty around. I think she missed it.

Then last night I noticed this guest hanging out on the wall. After a few portrait shots I captured it in a glass. Not sure what kind of spider, anybody know.

I know the glass isn’t entirely clear, but it’s all I could find that was close.

Sure glad I don’t have to feed all of them as I’m not a very good cook.

I’m thankful to have so many friends, bloggers and others. I’ll be spending the holiday with great company and hope you will too. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving wherever you are.

27 comments:

Janie said...

I love the spider shadow through the glass. Don't know genus species though.
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Carolyn Ford said...

I don't think they would eat much! I love the spider shadow, though. Fun post and great captures. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

dowhatyoulove said...

Wow, you are drawing in the Animal world! I'm not too fond of big spiders, but the other two are cute! Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL spider Gaelyn. WOW!!

Go and have a look at my comment and the second picture of the lions on SIDECAR today. It is spectacular!!

Evelyn Howard said...

Happy Thanksgiving Gaelyn

Small City Scenes said...

A wide array of household guests you have. the spider looks like a Hobo (typical) Spider so don't let it bit you. Not nice. I got bit in E. Wa. a couple of years ago but thankfully healed quickly.

Happy Turkey Dau. ENJOY!!! MB

Sally in WA said...

Cat, okay. Lizard, sorta okay. Spider, no way. Funny thing is even though I do not like spiders, I do not kill them. I will capture them with a cup and a piece of paper and take them outside.

Carolyn said...

I think your Couchsurfing guests are a little over the top ;) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Smiles and blessings

Bibi said...

Hey, glad that spider showed up. It makes for some wonderful shots to be thankful for! :<)

NicoleB Egypt said...

Wishing you some good holidays too!
I like your little guests (well, except for the last one, shudder).
;)

Arija said...

Gaelyn, it looks like a huntsman. I love to have them in the house in the summertime, they catch the mosquitos and flies. They just jump on then and eat them all up.
I have even had one running over my face when I was sleeping.

Corker2 said...

Not sure what type of spider that is. It's good that you caught it in a glass. Have a nice Thanksgiving.

Les

Jo said...

Wow, what a mixture of visitors, Gaelyn. The spider in a glass photo is excellent.

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

Funny reading all the comments. You have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Looks like a gorgeous day in Georgia today. Love your visitors. The picture of the spiders reflection was great. Did you plan that?

See you have the word verification back.

DF

Pat said...

Maybe a wolf spider? All creatures great and small seem to love your hospitality! I'm not terribly fond of spiders, but they do serve a purpose (getting rid of pesky insects).

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day!

Ruth said...

You seem to have a special appreciation for each of your guests. Your pictures, especially of the spider are great. Happy Thanksgiving.

Craver Vii said...

I am not an expert, but (like Pat) I also think that was a wolf spider.

It probably looks scarier than it really is, especially it catches you off your guard. Nevertheless, I'm glad that you caught it, rather than it catching you!!

jeannette stgermain said...

My,my, your house is popular amongst animals!

Christine said...

Whoa you have had lots of interesting visitors! I bet most of them don't eat pumpkin pie. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and that it was a happy one.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: My wife would die with your visitors in the house. I would be on a spider hunt.

Jenn Jilks said...

Glorious shots! And I love ordering new books, too! Good luck with the water heater - nothing like a hot shower.

Barb said...

Hi Gaelyn,
I really like these photos of the spider in the glass. The "rainbow" effect is neat! Gosh Gaelyn - you and I would starve if we had to depend on each other!

RuthieJ said...

Does the lizard eat spiders? ;-)

Barb said...

Hi Again, Gaelyn, Luckily, Hubby can cook - of course, Lucinda oversees EVERYTHING!

Rambling Woods said...

It seems that several thought it was a wolf spider..I will have to look that up...

A human kind of human said...

I love the photo with the shadow of the spider. Cannot tell you what it is as I have no knowledge of US spiders but it looks a lot like our own Rain Spider. They can be really scary if you do not like spiders and have a rather nasty bite. So glad you did not kill it.

Susie of Arabia said...

It was brilliant putting that spider in that beautiful colorful glass - the last two photos are striking! Love the spider's shadow too. BTW - I'm pretty sure it's a wolf spider.

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