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Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Incey Wincey



"Incey Wincey spider
Climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain
And washed poor Incey out
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain
And Incey Wincey spider
Climbed up the spout again!"

It seems that at this time of year spiders and their cobwebs are everywhere. Now I know that they are a gardener's friend but I usually give them a very wide berth. However this was the one exception when I went out of my way to meet a spider. Last September, almost a year to the day, we went to Liverpool to see "La Princesse". This royal lady was a huge mechanical spider who came to town as part of the Liverpool Capital of Culture year long programme of events. You can see out her for an evening stroll here.

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  1. Well, she would be hard to miss, wouldn't she?

  2. You would need a large swapper for that one!

  3. Oh, yes! Couldn't miss her! Wow! What a great shot for the day!



  4. LOL, here it's "itsy, bitsy" spider. Most spiders don't bother me, but I am afraid of clowns.

  5. my daughter was watching Barney (the purple dinosaur) today and he, his friends and Little Miss Muffet were singing "Itsy Bitsy Spider". (Regional variation.)

  6. YIKES! I do not like spiders - any size or shape or kind

    My ABC & Watery Wednesday

  7. Honestly that's huge. Never saw one that big before...(:0)

  8. What fun - although I'd probably have nightmares for a while after seeing 'her' in person.

  9. Hi Anna~~ This giant spider would make an arachnophobe out of the bravest of persons. Kind of makes me think about a hybrid movie, King Kong meets Charlotte or something... The garden spiders aren't too bad this year. Some years are worse than others. Of course I define a good or bad year strictly by the size of the things. Small this year. Good year.

  10. I had to fight my way through loads of cobwebs in the garden yesterday.

    *sigh* it must be autumn!

  11. I've seen lots of spiders recently. Thankfully none were that big.

  12. This is really great! Super picture! Val

  13. Anna, Living in an area known for spiders, I'm thankful that we don't have any quite that big! I visited Liverpool a few years ago on a road trip through your beautiful country - it was one of my favorite stops.

    I'm going to teach my new grandson your variation on the spider song - FUN!

  14. I swear one that size ran across our bedroom floor last night!

  15. That's a spider I can cope with.
    I always get caght with them when i enter the greenhouse and I don't enjoy them in my face.

  16. I was watching one nearly as big as the palm of my hand this morning crossing the ceiling above my head. Autumn again, sigh!

  17. That is amazing - I hadn't heard about that! Did it actually move?

  18. Don't the male spiders go looking for a mate at this time of year? hence they keep appearing indoors.

  19. Hi Anna, like Monica said, itsy bitsy is the way we learned it too. How to explain that one? HA We have been noticing lots of them around here, including the poisonous black widows. Normally they are quite shy, wonder what's bringing them out into the open? Did they hear about their relative climbing the wall in the UK perhaps? :-)


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