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May 5, 2014

Carter Caves State Resort Park
Carter County, Kentucky

Joe Browning says that photography includes a big dose of dumb luck and I believe it.  After going for most of a week with little luck with pictures, I decided to drive to the state park to see what was left of the wildflowers.  After stooping down to shoot some fern abstracts, I scared up this spider for a photograph.  I think I got just 4 very fast frames before he disappeared and only 2 of them have any degree of focus to them.  There are still quite a few wildflowers out there though not a large variety.  The park was busy with many families with kids in the creeks, as well as two buggies of Amish families taking a slow Sunday stroll.  The Amish families seem to be new to that area, we first noticed them last year in a large van that had brought them for apparently a vacation.  This year they seem to be living close by.

I haven't been able to identify the spider yet, but I'm looking.

 “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it."

 Samuel Johnson, The Life of Samuel Johnson
Including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, Vol 2