Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The itsy bitsy spider

Last night it was dark by the time I remembered to turn off the pool filter. I flipped on the porch light and went outside and nearly walked into the most enormous spider web I'd ever seen.

This is Augustus. He [or maybe she?] has set up housekeeping in the awning over the front door. I've seen smaller Volkswagons.

Sometimes I think we live in the Amazon jungle. You never know what you're going to find hanging around in the yard.

Lesson learned: Never rush out the front door at night without turning on the porch light.


Annalee Blysse said...

This happened to me this week!

I went out onto the porch and felt a spider web string on my arm and brush it off. The spider was on me! It bit me!

The spider fared worse. I'd like to pretend it was a tarantula, but poor little thing is dead now and I didn't hardly even get a itch afterwards. I still was paranoid to go outside without the light on though.

Then, within 24 hours a wasp got my brother walking in the dark. Porch lights are a good thing.

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Believe it or not, Augustus made a web on the spare tire of my husband's CRV. We took him halfway to Connecticut with us before he bailed.