Arachnophobia:  "A pathological fear or loathing of spiders." If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know that I am an arachnophobe. Spiders and I do not get along. They creep me out more than just about any other insect (the large flying cockroaches we had in Hawaii are about equal …

Itsy Bitsy Spider

I found this little spider on one of my daisies. It was fairly shy and the closer I got, the more it tried to hide from me. There was a bit of wind and I had a very difficult time focusing. I'm hoping to find him again on a non-windy day. Maralee

Another arachnid

The best way to get over a fear is to meet it face-to-face.  It helps when there is a camera lens acting as a buffer. This one wasn't a jumper but it startled me a couple of times when it moved . . . very quickly. Maralee


I am arachnophobic.   I have an extreme dislike for spiders.  So when I saw this one on one of my plants, I forced myself to get as close as possible to photograph it.  It looked like one of those spiders that might jump on you at any moment and I'm so glad he didn't.  I'd …