This is getting a bit ridiculous, but yes, here is another spider photo.
This one is in a strange situation. This live spider is perched on a newly emerged trembling aspen leaf. A steady breeze is blowing up the slope of the sand-hill in the Opal Natural Area, so the leaf is whipping around in the gusts, and the spider seems to hang on for dear life. Even as I move in to photograph it, it does not flee.
Is it terrified or is it having fun?
Is it there for the thrill, taking a trip on a sort of amusement-park arachnid ride?
Or was it just a case of misplaced infatuation?
I think I know how it came to be there… do you?