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photoblog image Tales From My Garden: Surprises Of Life

Tales From My Garden: Surprises Of Life

 

"Life is full of surprises", smiled the spider, lovingly cocooning the fly.

"You are one of them", sighed the fly.

 

Tales From My Garden: Surprises Of Life

 

"Life is full of surprises", smiled the spider, lovingly cocooning the fly.

"You are one of them", sighed the fly.

 

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Mar 2010, 03:30
A tender moment in the garden...

Living for the moment...not looking forward, to consequences that may spoil the rapture.
vz-nostalgia: :
Ray: A tender moment in the garden...
VZ: Like anywhere else. smile Love has no borders. smile
Ray: Living for the moment...not looking forward, to consequences that may spoil the rapture.
VZ: Living in teh moment can definitely lead to a surprise. There might be a trap right around teh corner, smile or a street ice cream vendor, pushing his cart full of yummy desert. smile
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 23 Mar 2010, 05:50
oh what a consternation of surprise must come from being lovingly cocooned by a smiling spider. smile I hope that what looks at first glance as a dangerous liaison is a case of captivating connection...a surprise of life indeed. smile
vz-nostalgia: Well, I always wondered why some flies have so much affection for teh dangerous spiders. They know well that the spiders might hurt them (and they do), but it doesn't stop the flies a bit. They keep playing coquettes, flirting with death. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Mar 2010, 06:19
It's a tough dog eat dog world out there Vik. But you know that already. Fine picture btw
vz-nostalgia: ...and I take pictures of that world, Chris. smile
You have a garden full of surprises. I guess you never run out of inspiration for your shots there.
vz-nostalgia: :
Delia: You have a garden full of surprises.
VZ: Think bigger, Ms. Delia. I have life full of surpises. smile
A deserved fate for those deceived by flattery
vz-nostalgia: Good thinking, Bill. smile At its best, flattery is plain boring. At its worst, it's might lead to a deadly corruption of our morals. smile That's why I try to cut it at its roots here on Nostalgia. smile
Yuk, creepy creature
vz-nostalgia: "Yuk, creepy creature", said the spider to the fly, looking at Ms. Chantal. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Mar 2010, 08:54
Mostly harmless! But then I guess that depends on your perspective. Fine dramatic shot Viktor.
vz-nostalgia: Even though I know they are mostly harmless, I prefer to stay away, if not for fear, but out of respect. smile
  • zhen
  • Australia
  • 23 Mar 2010, 09:10
bleh! INSECTS tongue

p.s listening to Morrissey right now...(so born in wrong generation)...what do you think- you find Morrissey and the Smiths music daggy? I like em smile

I read he got voted in a men's best dressed fashion list before, lol.
vz-nostalgia: :
Zhen: bleh! INSECTS
VZ: Careful now, Ms. Zhen. No one knows in which form and shape we'll come to Earth in our next life. smile You do believe in incarnation, don't you? smile
Zhen: ...you find Morrissey and the Smiths music daggy?
VZ: I have no idea what Morrissey or what I think of him has to do with my picture. smile
Zhen: ...he got voted in a men's best dressed fashion...
VZ: As if anyone gives a rat's ass about that. I surely don't. Well, maybe you. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Mar 2010, 10:09
I find flies one of the most repulsive members of the insect world, but even they deserve our pity sometimes. What a horrible fate. Stunning looking spider though.
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: :
Ingrid: I find flies one of the most repulsive members of the insect world...
VZ: But when one looks a bit closer, it's hard not to wonder at how brilliantly they are engineered. They could sit on teh vertical glass without sliding down. They could sit on teh ceiling upside down. Their eyes are a marvel of bio-engineering by themselves... smile
If only spiders could fly. smile
He's made a goob job of it too..One packed lunch coming up!
vz-nostalgia: He put all teh love and skills into this, Ron, because his future depends on it. smile If only it worked for us, humans. smile
A spider cocooning his dinner. A great capture of the workings of the natural world. Well seen!

I have an almost identical image which was taken last summer when we were overrun by spiders and was more than little puzzled as to what I was seeing. Your crystal clear B&W gives me the answer.
vz-nostalgia: :
Beverly: ...when we were overrun by spiders...
VZ: What did you have, Ms. Beverly? A Giant Spider Invasion? smile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bksvon-hSDM
scarey.intense.
vz-nostalgia: Isn't that's how the real world works, Ms. Jamoula? smile
The Spider and the Fly
Mary Howitt.
The first Verse


Will you walk into my parlour?" said the Spider to the Fly,
'Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to shew when you are there."
Oh no, no," said the little Fly, "to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne'er come down again."
vz-nostalgia: The spiders have a long standing tradition of seducing flies, Ms. Linda. smile It was true for 19th century, when Mary Howitt wrote this, and I bet it was true when dinosours ruled teh Earth. smile
I was thinking the same thing, Linda...
vz-nostalgia: smile Maybe you and Linda should get together to talk about flies and spiders, Larry. smile (just stay away from birds and bees smile)
Excellent image, Viktor
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Tom.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Mar 2010, 17:03
Yes, your garden is full of life and full of surprises- I think persons like you could stay there for a whole life!
"Eat and/or be eaten"- yes, that's life! But we aren't always aware of that! I think the fly is not a stupid but a being who makes the best of the things whilst accepting the unalterable- who may be able to follow her? An impressive close-up!
vz-nostalgia: :
Philine: I think persons like you could stay there for a whole life!
VZ: Everything is good in moderation, Philine. smile Even though I love nature, I'm too accoustomed to living in a big city. I can't imagine my life without art galleries, concert halls, museums and such. smile
Philine: I think the fly is not a stupid...
VZ: I don't think so either, Philine. It's just there are flies who willingly sacrifice themselves for love, allowing the spiders to suck their blood for years until none is left. smile
Always like a good 'yarn' by two inflated egos

richard
vz-nostalgia: I like the sound of what you said, Richard, but the meaning of it escapes me. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Mar 2010, 05:35
With a zillion eyes on a side
couldn't see spidey black and white
Early morning all so bright
suffer consequences of last night.

Fly in the trap - by Louis
vz-nostalgia: smile Now you made me wonder about what happened to her last night, Louis. smile
  • cathy
  • United States
  • 26 Mar 2010, 14:25
wow Viktor
vz-nostalgia: I feel that there is something personal you saw here that made you to say "wow", Ms. Cathy. smile
vz-nostalgia: :
...how is it different
from human beings
which kill teh creatures
before they eat them...
beautiful spider... spider's got to eat unfortunately for the fly
vz-nostalgia: That's what spiders do. They weave a web of magic words and promises, and flies fall to it. smile By the time a fly realizes it's all fake, it's too late. smile
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