I spent the first half of this week on trains and in meetings and having dinner with strangers. There’s nothing like work travel to make me appreciate how much I truly love my life at home. Our hydrangea & hosta are nearly in full bloom. Everyone else’s have long-since bloomed, but ours are always the last up here on our little mountain.

It’s a little bit of a miracle that I was able to photograph the spider on our hydrangea bush. I am terrified of spiders. I’m not really terrified of anything, but spiders are a different story. I don’t even know where to start. I consider myself a strong woman in most regards, but when it comes to these little, fuzzy, fanged creatures, I become a shaking mess of tears & fear. Yet, as I was snapping away at our flowers the other day and I came across this arachnid, I was strangely drawn to it. Am I the only one? Mysteriously drawn to the very things that terrify me the most in this world? A morbid curiosity? Or perhaps, the most human of conditions? Perhaps. I’ve been pushing myself outside of my comfort zone recently and I’m going to keep on going. This is evolution.

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evolutionyou.net | hydrangea

evolutionyou.net | hydrangea

evolutionyou.net | hydrangea

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evolutionyou.net | hydrangea

evolutionyou.net | hydrangea

evolutionyou.net | hydrangea

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3 thoughts on “Home Sweet Home”

  1. Hey there! You’ve got a Nursery web spider! It took me a while to look it up, but that’s what it is. They aren’t dangerous at all, really. Not unless you’re a tasty little bug, or even other spiders. They spin their web for the purpose of rearing their babies, not for catching prey. Which would make for some more awesome photos! So worry and fear not, you evolver!

  2. These pictures are so beautiful! I think spiders are very intriguing, but am also weary. Then again, my mom had a chronic wound for ten years after a spider bite (Brown Recluse), so I’m probably a little traumatized from that. <3 I love pictures of Bella, always!

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