Ravyn, our black lab, was intrigued with this praying mantis. She was desperately trying to eat it but thankfully it was hiding under an ornament in the bottom of a large empty flower pot. I'm sure she would have received a nasty bite had she been successful in reaching it.
I try to appreciate the beauty all around me but no matter how I look at them, spiders always freak me out . . . especially up close through my macro lens.
Now that I've finished creeping myself out (maybe you too), I'll leave you with a quote from Pablo Picasso . . . . .
"The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web."