Not Itsy

Not Itsy AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi Rozen-Zvi

 

This is no macro shot

Of a small spider

Up close,

But a photo of one

That is bigger than most.

Sized to barely fit

In the palm of a man,

It clung to a web

That could use

A steadier hand.

 

 

For the Lens-Artists Challenge: Big

Trivia: Giant Golden Orb Weavers (Nephilia Pilipes) are named for the way their intricate webs shimmer in the light. Females can grow to 20 centimeters (8 inches!!) in size and have a long slim, black body with golden spots on their back, and long skinny legs (the males are about 10 times smaller, sorry guys). Female Giant Golden Orb Weavers can build gigantic webs that can span 2 meters (6-7 feet!!) across, often between large trees, where they can be seen resting on their webs and protecting their territory (yep, that’s exactly what the photo we took above depicts). They bite their prey to immobilize it, and though their bite is not dangerous to humans, if you do get bitten by one of these mega-spiders, I cannot guarantee that you will not have LOTR-style nightmares of massive arachnids coming to get you.

 

 

All That Shines

Gilded AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi Rozen-Zvi

 

All that shines

In the glitter

Of candles lit,

Stories told,

Holds the breath

Spent in prayer

O’er Gods

Dressed in gold.

 

 

For the Photo a Week Challenge: Gilded

 

Rising Rice

Rice Paddy Thialand AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi Rozen-Zvi

 

Up in mountains

Down valleys

‘Midst small villages

Near towns,

Seedlings

Rise

From the water

Neath bent backs

Patient hands

Toward the sun.

 

 

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Grow

 

Copious Fortune

Doi Suthep AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi Rozen-Zvi

 

Where gold leaf

Lends good fortune

And the crowds

Come to pray,

Shines the hum

Of the many

Wishing for plenty

Today.

 

 

For the RDP Monday challenge: Copious

 

 

School’s Out

School out AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi Rozen-Zvi

 

When the last class

Let’s out

A world away

In monk school,

Or New York City’s

Next block,

Teachers

And play-ready

Children

Heft their bags

Smile to match.

 

 

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Red

 

In The Pink

In the Pink1 NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

In the glory

Of nature

In the very

Pink

Of life,

Petals unfurl

In the garden

Full of

Blessing

To thrive.

 

 

For Cee’s Flower of the Day and for Pink September Squares

 

Way To Fly

Flight of the Gibbon, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Photo: Flight Of The Gibbon, Thailand

 

Helmet on

Harness tight

Zip along

In a flight

As gibbons chatter

Out of sight

In the tree tops’

Stunning height.

 

 

For the Which Way Photo Challenge

 

Warp and Weft

Warp and Weft AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi Rozen-Zvi

 

Shuttle flies

Right and left

In hands

Steady and deft

Every line

Adding heft

Beauty born

Warp and weft.

 

 

For the Sunday Stills Challenge: Work