Weekly Photo Challenge: QUEST

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is QUEST.

I found this Writing Spider (Argiope aurantia) in my garden today on a quest to capture lunch in my gardenias.



About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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31 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: QUEST

  1. I’m hate spiders, but how fascinating and beautiful. How big is it?


  2. colonialist says:

    I take it he writes for the web? That’s one author I’ll give a miss. Great shot, though.
    *interestedly* You eat gardenias?

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  3. cwaugh212 says:

    That is a very menacing spider. Great photo.


  4. aj vosse says:

    What a beaut!! 😉

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  5. colonialist says:

    Oh, the SPIDERS are capturing lunch in the gardenias? I thought you said YOU were on a quest to do that when you found the spider. (That’s what you said! 🙂 )

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  7. Whoa, now that is a serious spider! Great catch.


  8. Amy says:

    Wow, what a close up shot! Great details. 🙂


  9. lizMc says:

    Obviously more comfortable getting up close and personal with the spiders than me…measuring tip-to-tip! Great shot…especially the lighting on the web..As Charlotte once wrote: Terrific

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  10. A.K. Maleeke says:

    Awesome capture!


  11. lilbirdietravel says:

    I saw a large neon yellow color spider in Hawaii once nd my reaction was some fear and also some excitement at how beautiful it was. This reminds me of that spider experience!


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