Credit Where It Is Due

Credit Where It is Due

I like to make photographs, and I enjoy being praised for what I have done. But God teaches a different attitude, one of thankfulness and humility. He pointed that out to me recently. I DO NOT MAKE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONE. I didn't create the light, or the technology which makes photography possible. I didn't buy my camera, it was a gift from my husband. I didn't give myself the ability to see through the camera in order to make an image which others find pleasing. It is right to use what I have been given to the best of my ability, but it is wrong to take credit for what I have not done. God made the light, the elements which are used to manufacture the camera, and the world from which these images come. He has given me gifts: people to teach me, eyes to see with, and a brain to process information. I am thankful for these gifts. He deserves all the praise, not I.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Introducing My Mailbox Spider

 This spider has been living here lately. 

It is huge!

It hides under the mailbox a lot, but today it was on its web.



I don't know what kind of spider it is; I am not a student of creepy-crawlies. But I am impressed!

Camera Critters

Update 9 Sep 2013: I think it might be a variety of star-bellied spider, based on the pics found here:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1994/bgpage

16 comments:

Proud Mommy said...

Well hello giant! It was nice seeing this morning when i delivered the paper! Thank you for never rushing at me, and for never biting me, even when i accidentally touch your fiberish web!!

Proud Mommy said...

Well hello giant! It was nice seeing this morning when i delivered the paper! Thank you for never rushing at me, and for never biting me, even when i accidentally touch your fiberish web!!

My name is Riet said...

spiders everywhere this time of year. I don't particularly like them, :))

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He's a big one! Everybody always talks about the bugs and creepy crawlies in Florida (where we are in the winter), but we definitely see more spiders here in the Pacific Northwest. Nice pictures of this one busy doing his thing.

Kay L. Davies said...

I don't see as many spiders here on the prairie as I did on the BC coast. I used to have a cat who took care of the spiders for me, which actually wasn't a good thing when we moved up-country where there were black widows. I don't think he ever ate one of those, though.
Can't imagine what this ferocious-looking critter is, but I thought it looked like a female ready to lay eggs, it has such a plump abdomen.
K

Becky Jerdee said...

It looks as if he eats meat!!!!

Buttons said...

He is huge I think he has found a wonderful home. Nice pics. Hug B

travelwithintent.com said...

Chunky fella! Not someone I'd want to invite home.

Saun said...

Spiders did you see Texwisegirl shot of her spider. Both yours and hers pretty scary. Nice captures

Susanne S said...

It's hard to get an idea of how big he is, but I certainly wouldn't pick up the mail if I were you...

TexWisGirl said...

how awesome is she?! wow, she's got a remarkable shape that i've not seen before. :)

Karen said...

You are brave, I would be sending Hubbers to get the mail!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful shots but they're just scary!

Huldra said...

Creapy and beautiful at the same time. Lovelly shots :)

eileeninmd said...

Cool shots of the spider. I am seeing a similar one on my deck! Have a happy weekend!

Stewart M said...

Thats almost a meal in itself!

Glad you like my long post - the next will be about walking.

Stewart M - Melbourne