Step Into My Parlour
This is another angle of the entrance to this mysterious Garage just north of Palm Springs, California. Note the red Hourglass on the belly of this rare VW Black Widow! This was a handheld, High Dynamic Range image taken with a Nikon D7000 and Sigma 10-20mm wideangle lens. The sun was setting behind this ferocious creature and luckily it was basking in the late afternoon sun and did not pay much attention the this Photographer, although I was strangely lured to come closer and explore what was in the shadows of its lair.
The title to this post is in reference to a poem by Mary Howitt written published in 1829. The story tells of a cunning Spider who ensnares a naive Fly through the use of seduction and flattery. The tale is a warning against those who use flattery and charm as a front for potential evil. As you may recall…
Will you walk into my parlor?” said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlor is up a winding stair,
And I have many curious things to show you when you are there.
Oh no, no,” said the Fly, “to ask me is in vain;
For who goes up your winding stair can ne’er come down again.