I went out to feed the birds, falling on the ice at the corner of the house, sinking in snow up to my waist, when in a pristine section of snow I saw this huge spider walking to the house. There were no tracks in the new fluffy snow. It was as if he had fallen from heaven just to take residence in our house. I had the camera with me, so I photographed him. I don't put my best photos on this blog (they go on the Photo A Day blog), just the interesting ones. Interesting to me. This spider was backlit on brilliant white snow on a sunny day. I'm actually surprised that I got this shot at all. I don't know what kind of spider it is, but he has antifreeze for blood. He didn't mind the cold at all.