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Garden Spider Motivational Monday

Garden Spider

Motivational Monday

On this Motivational Monday this beautiful Garden Spider made me stop and think just how hard this spider has to work to survive.  We often times complain about what we do for a living or how hard we must work to put a roof over our heads, feed the family, bring in the necessary income.  In reality we may not have it nearly as hard as the average Garden Spider. 

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Comment balloon 39 commentsJohn McCormack, CRS • October 29 2012 06:46PM


I don't know John.  They don't have the stresses of everyday life from multiple fronts.  The have to find food and stay alive.  Very simple.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) almost 7 years ago

John - Lovely photo, and it does make you stop and think, doesn't it, when you see how hard the spider works at spinning his web, only for someone to walk through it.  Then he has to start all over again.  I think we have it pretty easy compared to our aranea friends.

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) almost 7 years ago
We used to have those things in the barn back I was a kid.
Posted by Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you! (Janisch & Co.) almost 7 years ago

John, what an amazing photo!  Bet that spider is glad to be in New Mexico instead of the east coast right now! 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

Thanks, John, for sharing your photograph.

In Maryland, we are in a storm watch mode and are expecting the hurricane to hit our area in a few hours.  The storm is currently pounding the coastal area.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 7 years ago

John-Nice close up photo. It's amazing how much one spider can get done in one day. Thanks for the M&M.


Have a great week-Adrian

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 almost 7 years ago
A great Halloween shot!
Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) almost 7 years ago

John,  OK I hate spiders, but this is a great photo. Like the analogy you use for WEB :)

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 7 years ago

You got that right John. We should always be grateful for what we have...someone somewhere is wishing to be in our shoes!

Posted by Cheryl Thomson REALTOR Army Ret, Associate Broker in Northern Virginia ( United Real Estate (703.216.5635) almost 7 years ago

John: How hard can it be...they don't have to decide whether to update their AR blog or post on G+.  Now that's stress.  LOL 

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) almost 7 years ago

I do give thought to how hard he has worked when I pick up the hose to spray off the webs from the outside corners of my patio. But then I squirt away.... LOL 

Posted by Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M (Rooms With Style) almost 7 years ago

John ~> We are all stressed daily in our decision making .... The spider is stressed as to which pattern works best .. Enjoyed the picture and the WEB Search ...

Posted by Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses... (Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty) almost 7 years ago

Here's mine! I did not know what it was, until someone on FB told me. Love his face on his back.

Posted by Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles (Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company) almost 7 years ago

So very true.  And then someone walks through his web and bam....all his hard work is gone.  But alas, I'm sure he begins to weave his web once again as we all tend to do.

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) almost 7 years ago

You never think about these types of things but it's definitely true, the garden spider probably never stops working.

Posted by Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

John, That spider looks very fitting for Halloween week. How did you get so close to him without creeping out?

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 7 years ago

John~ This spider does very well where I live, we have lots of them in our front yard.....I tell my kids all the great things they do!



Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) almost 7 years ago

All I can say is EWWWWWW AAAAA.  Where's that can of spider spray. 

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) almost 7 years ago

John & Debbie, sure would not want to find this spider anywhere near my home, let alone my garden.     For someone that works HARD to find you the perfect home, or sell your home --- call John McCormack!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 7 years ago

I love this photo! Amazing! This is one that could be in a magazine!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 7 years ago

Hi John - no spider works as hard as you!!! Great photo and keep up the great work. Regards Dave

Posted by David Grbich, Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484 (Realty One Group - almost 7 years ago

Happy Monday John, thanks for the motivation today!

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 7 years ago

I'm a total chick when it comes to spiders ... eeek!!!  However, I have to say that this little guy is spectacular!  What a great photo, John.

Posted by Carie Shapiro (North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

So John , I guess it is all perspective, who is working harder You or the Spider?:))

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 7 years ago

Agreed, we probably don't have it as hard as the average garden spider. That's an amazing photo by the way! I must confess, and I'm loving the comments with spider pictures, I used to smack them when I found them in the house... now I capture, say a little prayer, and toss them outside. What can I say:O) ?

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) almost 7 years ago
Hi John, Thank you for the recent re-blog, that was so nice of you to feature me. Much appreciated. This spider is really beautiful and you really did a great job capturing it. You are right about the work ethic. And I am quite certain they don't have a point at which they can retire, LOL. It does tickle the fancy to think they might have retirement homes where they just sit around and watch the Sun come up,:-)
Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) almost 7 years ago

My wife doesn't care how hard the work, she doesn't want to see them or I get to hear the scream from a mile away.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 7 years ago
Beautiful, but glad he is at your place and not mine! Peace
Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) almost 7 years ago

John, That is a great photo and something to keep in mind!  Have a great week!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) almost 7 years ago

What I am reminded of when I watch spiders weave their intricate webs, are how creative they are.  That web is his home, his fishing net, and his room with a view.  And he has it all without a mortgage payment or taxes:-)

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 7 years ago

That is a beauty, John. I love to watch them in their webs especially when they are enlarging it.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 7 years ago

That is an award winning picture, John. Nice work. I'm glad he has a home in your garden. Someone else might squish him.

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 7 years ago

Hi John -- beautifully captured image.  Nicely done.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 almost 7 years ago

John, that is a great picture, and what a great analogy.  I have an ongoing battle with a few spiders around my office door.  I don't know why they picked my door, but for some reason we meet up every morning, I remove their web and then the next morning it's there again.  They are a determined bunch.  How much more should we be determined?

Posted by Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) almost 7 years ago


Inspiring Post and beautiful photo.  We all need the persistance of the garden spider!

Posted by Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc) almost 7 years ago

Hey, John!  I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  Have a great week!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

Hello John,

Somehow I missed this one the first time around, found it from Pat's list.  

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 7 years ago

Hi John,  Great capture.  I'll resist the temptation to draw the parallels between your spidy and the farming systems we all use !

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) almost 7 years ago

You are so right. I lecture my kids on this all the time. The other day Ben complained that he has to go from school to wrestling practice then home to do homework without a break. I mentioned how at least he wasn't carrying 50 pounds of sugar cane in 90 degrees and humidity for 12+ hours as kids his age in Brazil do. Great photo, too!


Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) almost 7 years ago