Bull briar is an especially sturdy and pokey kind of bramble. There are many types of briars, and this Smilax can have different shaped leaves and variegated leaves. The leaves are edible when young and the berries are edible when old; I DON’T RECOMMEND EITHER AS FOOD!
For more on briars you can visit: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=smro
The harvestman was enjoying a sun bath. You may call them Daddy-Long-Legs and they are related to spiders. They are not spiders, however, but animals of their own type. You can learn more here: http://www.backyardnature.net/longlegs.htm
This picture was taken October 30, 2012, in Green Lane, Pennsylvania, USA. I used a Sony H9 set to macro.
Dedicated to those tiny creatures that populate our world, and further deduced to Autumn’s paintbrush!