I didn't want to have to do this, but it seems that my loyal readership has let me down. And so there will be no more cute and cuddly critters. There will be no more floral fancies or beautiful birds. Nope, we are back to the grotesque and ugly, the macabre and morbid, the ghoulish and ghastly. Hmmmmm, maybe I should have saved this one for Halloween? Oh well, I feel the need to display my displeasure now by posting these Macro Monday photos:
To be honest, I actually quite like the little jumping spider. I know, I know, there are far too many legs and eyes, but as far as spiders go, these little guys have quite a bit of character. Did you know that there are more species of jumping spiders than any other kind of spider and that they catch their prey, not by using silk but by, well, jumping on it? Their eyesight is suberb and they even have 4 types of pigment cells in their retinas and so can see all of the colours that we can as well as ultraviolet light. The males perform complex dances and even sing to the females. If she likes what she sees and hears, she may vibrate her abdomen in return before the loving begins.
Oh, and if you haven't worked out why I am displeased yet, well it seems that no one nominated me for a Canadian Blog Award. I guess my Auntie was right all along - "Ask and you don't get."
Of course, if you did actually nominate me, you may have to visit the site and complain loudly and vigorously about the loss of your nomination. If that doesn't work, you may have to get together with Carolina and invade Canada. Don't worry, the limited army that we do have is all in Afghanistan, so it shouldn't be too hard.
For more Macro Monday, go here.
PS If you did nominate me, or if the nomination is now there, please forgive the content of this post and rest assured that I shall find something more appealing for next Monday.