Saturday 12 March 2011: I Have Drunk, and Seen the Spider
"How blest am I
In my just censure, in my true opinion!
Alack, for lesser knowledge! How accurs'd
In being so blest! There may be in the cup
A spider steep'd, and one may drink, depart,
And yet partake no venom, for his knowledge
Is not infected; but if one present
Th' abhorr'd ingredient to his eye, make known
How he hath drunk, he cracks his gorge, his sides,
With violent hefts. I have drunk, and seen the spider."
- Leontes, in The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare
This little* Huntsman has taken up residence in our compost bin. First time I saw it I had quite a start. This time I went and grabbed my camera. After I took this shot it started coming at me, which was ... interesting. ;-)
I'm rather pleased with the shallow field I got here.
*though perhaps Inigo Montoya might spring to mind here ...
edit - this photo is way better large (on my Posterous)