You know the nursery rhyme –

Little Miss Muffet

Sat on a tuffet,

Eating her curds and whey;

Along came a spider

Who sat down beside her

And frightened Miss Muffet away. has the following –

A tuffet, pouffe, or hassock is a piece of furniture used as a footstool or low seat. It is distinguished from a stool in that it is completely covered in cloth so that no legs are visible, and is essentially a large hard cushion that may have an internal wooden frame to give it more rigidity.

Do you remember this picture?


It is displayed in my post ‘mushrooms‘.  All the pictures I take are with my smartphone; with some pictures turning out better than I expect compared to others.  I never change the settings on my camera, and depending the time of the day and lights and other conditions out of my control; I just hope for a good picture.  I always take at least 2 pictures of the same subject and sometimes more; my thinking one might turn out better than the other(s).  For a while I was in search of the perfect mushroom or in this case mushrooms for my previously mentioned post.  The great photo almighty knew this and these mushrooms popped up one day right outside of our RV.  Lucky me!

So my usual 2 pictures were taken of the mushrooms.  And when deciding which to use for my mushrooms post, upon further inspection of the 2 pictures, I decided to use the above picture – picture #2.  I had a very good reason, because upon further inspection, picture #1 provided me another post for another day – that would be this post.

I never saw little Miss Muffet sitting on the tuffet eating her curds and whey.  I was going to actually write here ‘Who actually eats curds and whey?’, but I goggled it and come to find out, I do.  Google has the following –

Actually, you’ve probably eaten curds and whey without knowing it. Curds and whey are actually the lumps and liquid found in cottage cheese. If you didn’t know, cottage cheese is made from skim milk.

Back to my story –

Along came a spider and sat down beside her and frightened Miss Muffet away.  This is most likely the reason for me not seeing little Miss Muffet, because I did see the spider.

That spider decided to photobomb my picture!

Google has the following –


a photograph that has been spoiled by the unexpected appearance of an unintended subject in the camera’s field of view as the picture was taken.

It is okay little spider; you did not spoil my photo; after all you gave me another idea for a post.

Here is my picture #1.  Do you see the spider that frightened Miss Muffet away?


I zoomed in, do you see it now?


There he or she is – I was photobombed!

43 thoughts on “photobombed

  1. This reminds me when I was a kid. I used to capture all of these little spiders around the trailer I grew-up. I would put them in cages and build these “natural” settings to try and observe them and see what they were all about.
    Everything was going good until I showed my mom the black widow I caught…
    …the hobby ended pretty abruptly…lol

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  2. Spider photobomb! I love it.

    And anyone from Wisconsin regularly eats cheese curds that aren’t the cottage cheese kind – they are on pretty much every menu in the state, fried up and very tasty. But they’re best raw and fresh. They actually squeak when you eat them if they really are fresh!

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  3. I loved spiders – I know many don’t but this little fellow is so cute sitting on his tuffet of fungus …. it’s a fabulous shot made all the merrier by his insistence on being part of the fun! 🕷🍄💫

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  4. Cute post Terry. Glad you cleared up the curds and whey bit for me. One would think with Google I would have thought to look this up because it was one of those things I wondered about as a kid and later as an adult. Up close that spider looks vicious-Yikes!🕷 Nice photos.

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