Last night / early this morning were weird. There was a full moon that I spotted through my trees, and I could *not* get a decent photo of it no matter how I tried. This is the best of the sad lot. I don’t know why I was so shaky last night, and I was too lazy to get the tripod out! The full moon made me *not* want to go to bed.

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The moon kept disappearing behind the clouds, so I looked around for something to photograph, and have seen this spider around my house for the past week. She was making a shadow, so I thought it would be cool to capture her and her shadow. She is just a little spider, all of 1/2″ long, and I thought pretty harmless. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek when I downloaded the photo!!! She’s hairy and scary! Note, these were taken in the dark of the night.

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And what’s that sticky area on her underside? Maybe where her web stuff comes out?

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I’m really not scared of the little spiders around here!

The other freaky things were it was 80 degrees still at 9:00PM (someone needs to tell the weather it is fall now), and at 2:30AM I was woken up out of a sound sleep by a wicked thunder/lightening storm. Thunder and lightening happen almost at the same time around here quite often and it is scary to me when it happens in the middle of the night. So between the full moon, the hot/humid weather and the thunderstorm, it was quite a night!

P.S.  My finger is all better, thanks for asking!  And I’ll do the middle name meme soon!  And I’ll continue the Allegany State Park posts, too!