Love Is In The Air … And 1000th Post

Spotted Wolf Spider Pardosa amentata male

Spring is here and so is the need to procreate. This male Spotted Wolf Spider (Pardosa amentata) on a stone on the edge of my garden pond must have thought his luck was in as he was up on his haunches and waving his big palps around in a frenzy at a female just out of shot behind a stone.

Spotted Wolf Spider Pardosa amentata male

I don’t know whether she was impressed with his sexy movin and groovin or not, put off or totally bemused, but she popped her head up for a better look anyway, and …

Spotted Wolf Spider Pardosa amentata female

… and all hell broke loose. There was a jumble of hairy bodies as another male thought it might jump in and spoil the party, which it did, leaving our palp waving friend in the lurch, poor devil.

Spotted Wolf Spider Pardosa amentata male


Love is in the air everywhere I look around
Love is in the air every sight and every sound
And I don’t know if I’m being foolish
Don’t know if I’m being wise
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when I look in your eyes.

Written by George Young and Harry Vanda. Sung by John Paul Young. Released in 1977.


Quick edit: Oh … I just realised this is my 1000th post! A big sincere thank you to all my fellow bloggers out there who have supported me on this amazing journey! πŸ™‚ And thank you for sharing all your wonderful and diverse creative work!

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38 thoughts on “Love Is In The Air … And 1000th Post

  1. These little peeks into the hidden world of insects are fascinating. When I discovered the flower-eating beetles, I couldn’t stop laughing at the images I’d captured. The first one looked for all the world like a guilty child found in the cookie jar.

    Congratulations on your 1,000th. I certainly do enjoy your blog, and love the variety you offer.

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  2. Congratulations, Pete, on such a great milestone! I’m a little tentative on the subject matter, as I dislike spiders, but I guess even they must get some lovin’. Well done!

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  3. I still have not worked out why we are supposed to celebrate this is a milestone! It sounds like some sort of race, doesn’t it? .
    I have no clue how many I’ve done, having deleted my entire blog about half a dozen times when I felt simply exhausted with it.
    Anyway here’s to the the 10,000th *smile*

    πŸ˜‰

    And this is a cracking photo set.

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  4. Congradulations Pete! I’m still amazed at the variety of little creatures that reside in and near your back yard.
    Good thing you don’t live in the Amazon Jungle – you’d have to give up your day job! haha

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