I've not blogged for some time I'm afraid - mainly because I've had my time wasted for the best part of a month, but you don't really need to read the ins and outs of that nonsense.
I HAVE been meaning to write this very brief blog post for some time however, after stumbling across this youtube user's videos a couple of months ago and been blown away by them.
A few readers (perhaps?) of this blog may remember I used to take many photos of jumping spiders - I think they're fascinating wee things and quite attractive (dare I say?) to even the most arachnophobic of people. (I guess it helps that they're absolutely minute).
A selection of around 15 of my personal jumping spider photographs can be found below. I've tried (in vain perhaps) to make them as original as possible (images rather than photographs).
But... the real reason I wanted to write this blog was to introduce any readers to PEACOCK JUMPING SPIDERS - and a superb collection of short HD clips on youtube by "Peacockspiderman" set to great music too.
It's not easy finding these tiny spiders, let alone shooting them so competently and then again putting the mesmerising clips to music, some of it very apt (disco, funk etc).
I LOVE this set of clips - it's probably my favourite set of Youtube clips (other than my swift clips of course) and I urge you to spend a few minutes being transfixed by these quite wonderful, hypnotic peacock jumping spiders.
(Word of advice however... concentrate on the numbered clips, i.e. "Peacock Spider 7" rather than the 2 most recent "Spid-a-boo" clips which sully the playlist somewhat I think).
Anyway... a belated merry christmas to yule - and a VERY happy 2016.