Saturday, August 30
Along Came A Spider
I'm back in school and working full-time, so time is precious. I rise at 5 am and return home each evening about 8 pm. Long days make for busy mornings.
Very early Friday morning I noticed a HUGE web out on the back deck as I was feeding the fat cats. I remember thinking how nice it would be to photograph it and share its handiwork. The web must have been at least 3 foot across and hung vertically.
But I got busy with my morning routine. I did switch the outside light on and glance out the door once more when I went to fill my coffee cup. I made a mental note to get the camera out at daybreak and get a photo then. But after my shower-- once the sun had risen--the web was gone without a trace.
Had I just imagined it?
I checked this morning at 4 am and the web was back...
...along with the fat-bodied spider. I did some research and believe this to an Orb Spider. She (again) removed the web at daybreak.
But by nightfall, she rebuilt it. From what I understand, the Orb Spider puts the web up and tears it down everyday.
So we have a new pet--or guest--or something.
I like to use what time I have after work and school each day to catch up on homework, get the occasional look at JB or have some conversation with the oldest daughter.
The oldest daughter shall, from this point forward, remain nameless. I have gotten too much chin music from her for blogging about her. But I am happy (thrilled) to report that she, too, is in school!