I erroneously thought I needed a spider picture to go with the quote the hero made about spider webs. So I searched—for hours—for a spider that would pose.
Seriously, imagine where you're standing and what you're kneeling around when you're out spider hunting. And then imagine you take the photo, don't move away, and look at the digital image and go.... Oh, there's a snake in the edge of the photo. You don't move your feet. And the above italicized version of my thoughts has been expanded and edited a huge, huge amount for clarity.
It took a considerably long time of double checking my feet and the image to realize I'd made a mistake. No snake. I am not particularly afraid of snakes but the ones the copper color of fall leaves--yes, I am terrified of them. This was a curled fall leaf at the edge of the photo with the flash reflecting it into a lovely snake sheen.
And after all that searching and staring at webs, I decided my romance does not need any spider picture to go with the hero's quote. It just doesn't mix well. Wasted time, but steps forward. Sometimes that's how you figure things out.
—About the snakes. It wasn't all imagined. Not all. Here's the picture I took earlier after looking down at my feet.
No, I'm not particularly scared of snakes but I do prefer them to introduce themselves from a long distance.
Oh, then I decided to take another picture of the snakeskin... He didn't need an introduction.