One of my favorite parts of autumn is the spiders. They spin huge webs outside my side door, and if I have the side porch light turned on, it's better than TV - watching the bugs get caught, watching the spider wrap up the bugs (and yes, eat them) - it's pretty cool. Tonight I have a problem. I was gone for a few days, riding roller coasters at Kings Island and going to concerts in Cincinnati, and when I got home I found that a spider has decided to make its home in front of my front door.
I walked into the web and then took the spiderwebs out of my hair. A half hour later, I went outside and it was back up. I took the spiderwebs out of my hair again. I used a leaf to toss the spider into the garden. A half hour later .. yep, you guessed it, but at least by then I had gotten smarter, and didn't walk into the web. My hair is spiderweb-free.
Now, I'm quite willing to share my doors with spiders, but they need to be hanging out at the side door. I guess tomorrow I'll scoop this persistent spider up and take her to the side porch, where she needs to be. She's already back at it ...
Another cool thing, since I'm being warped, is damselflies. They're like miniature dragonflies. When we're kayaking, they land on us and have sex on our arms or paddles. Sometimes one will land on me with a tiny moth in its mouth, and proceed to eat its lunch while perched on my arm.
Yep, I'm warped - but bugs are cool.