creatures of Bear Island

These were seen on Bear Island on Percy Priest Lake, southeast Nashville, Tennessee. I was very surprised by the variety of wildlife we saw while we hiked around the island. Thankfully no bears, I feel like that needs to be said! 🙂

A few things we didn’t snag a picture of that you might want to note if you plan to visit or camp on the island: ticks, snakes, and spider webs… we walked through a million spider webs.

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-Out of the Wilderness

2020 if it were a spider web

I stumbled upon this spider web the other day and thought it was fascinating through a lens at a very close range. As I post this today, I now think this complicated sticky mess is a very good example of 2020 so far. But not to get all philosophical, let’s just enjoy the artwork of this masterpiece. 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

A terrifying moment in the shower

This terrifying scene played out over the weekend. My day had been choo-chooing along like any train that thinks it could. Until it was time for a visit to the shower fairy.

I showered and everything, nothing out of the ordinary. I reached for my towel and began to dry off, still standing in the shower/tub. A speck of lint floated down to the tub below. I glanced down and IT WASN’T LINT AT ALL!

That’s right! It was a spider. I immediately got the shivers thinking the spider was on the towel for any amount of time while I was using it to dry off. So gross!

I hate spiders.

-Out of the Wilderness