I have a thing for spiders. Any type of spider. I think they are utterly amazing, and will spend way too much time watching a spider make its web or suck the life out of it's prey. I am especially enamoured of jumping spiders (which I am sure actually interact with you), and large creepy crawlies like wolf spiders and huntsmen, all of which inhabit my house or yard. Spider-phobes are warned on entry that there are daddy-long-legs in the bathrooms, and yes, they are pets. Which is why I spent over an hour pouring over these photos from Opo Terser as featured in Dark Roasted Blend.
Can you even believe the beauty? Uh, speechless. Tiny, tiny hairs, iridescent colours - nature is the ultimate perfectionist. So next time you reach for the bug spray, remember these pictures and spend some time studying your creature instead. As a reward she'll catch flies and roaches for you and be a very considerate house guest!