I have almost missed my post-per-day goal today – I was working on many things, and rushing to get dinner together early so John and I could go out to watch the Seahawks game (they won!) and now that we’re home – almost forgot my post. I still have photos to post from our mini Tour of Oregon, and we spent a good part of this Saturday at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, but in the interest of making this short, here is a huge spider that Maxwell and I saw on our walk this morning. I was crouched to the sidewalk, taking photos of beautiful fall leaves, when I suddenly realized this enormous arachnid was looming practically over my head. After recovering from the shock, and mustering my courage, I crept close enough to get a couple of photos….
It was about an inch and a half long, including legs. Denise – is this guy one of the harvest spiders you mentioned a couple of months ago, that come out in the fall?