Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Spider Takes a Walk

Spider, spider, oh so light,
Who did frame thy symmetry,
Gave thee shape
And gave thee legs
So to walk
Amongst the flowers.


Who gave thee power
To spin a web
So to walk
In air, freespace.




 Who gave thee purpose
So to change
Thy path a-walking,
Thy way to go.




Who did give thee
Such a mind
To walk in shades
Of orange, blue
Red and white,
In beauty bold
Where beauty brights.


Spider, spider, oh so light

To walk with you
Upon this day
About my Bird of Paradise.

Paradise, paradise
About my Bird of Paradise







Oh, to have such a view
As spider walks
On Paradise.


Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

There is nothing like a bird of paradise. As someone who lives in a northern clime, they always take my breath away. I like your visitor too. :)Rebecca

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

I was fully prepared to be a bit freaked, as I hate spiders, but this one is actually cute.
what a beautiful bird of paradise, customers always ask for them, but they are never in as good condition as yours!

Anonymous said...

What a fun poem to go along with your pictures. I love spiders in the garden, just not in the house! What a beautiful display of photographs and Birds of Paradise!

littlewing said...

It's a spider's world here in autumn. They're everywhere! I try to tell them to stay out of my husband's path though,lol. Lovely poetry for your spider and gorgeous Bird of Paradise.

Rosey Pollen said...

Hi Mary Delle,
Okay, you know I hate spiders in the house... but I love them in the garden. Fantastic poem and great shots of this arachnid on your B.O.P!

Autumn Belle said...

Great macros, very beautiful indeed. I love this flower.

Anonymous said...

Such great pictures -of spiders!
The poem was also great.

Urban Green said...

Hi Mary...
I wonder how I forgot to be your follower. Following you now.
I must say you have taken some amazing shots. They are really nice.
Hope to see more

azplantlady said...

Hello Mary. I couldn't wait to read your post after I read the title. The small wonders of nature are often the greatest...

Kanak Hagjer said...

I love to photograph spiders too but a spider on the B.O.P is amazing! Great words and gorgeous shots!

Linda said...

Mary, you're a poet and a photographer! Fall seems to be the time I notice spiders the most.

Kiki said...

I always love a fun and creative did a super great job!Great photos, and did your little spider have a name? He is famous now you know!Wonderful post, love the beautiful colors!!

Anonymous said...

Fun to watch the spider's walk, but incredible to view the Bird of Paradise. What a gorgeous flower, I wish I could keep them in my NW garden!

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Beautiful birds of paradise and incredible macro pics! I enjoyed this post.

Dragonfly Lady said...

Your Bird of Paradise is beautiful, I also enjoyed your poem as I followed the spider drop down your page!

gardeningAngel said...

Thanks for the beautiful pictures and posts. We have lots of spiders, which I am learning to love, but no Bird of Paradise plants here. Your macro skills are great, and the poem is most enjoyable.

Carol said...

A lovely post of your Bird of Paradise and its tiny visitor. The first two shots are amazing as are many others. Beautiful words too. Carol

Laura Gardens in Desert said...

Orange eye candy! October perfect!

Shady Gardener said...

What a great post! Did you create the poem? Perfect combination. I've never grown a Bird of Paradise. Do you suppose it would "Winter Over" indoors here in Iowa?

Raji said...

beautiful bird of paradise..gr8 poem and awesome picture looked like the indian flag(Green,Red and white)