It seems like I'm busy doing everything and nothing at the same time. Still working on getting used to the "new" routine and then throw in a holiday weekend... well, I may never be in sync until the end of September.
But, I did enjoy the long weekend. I spent plenty of time on my wallpaper project, which I will do an update on for a different day.
I have to pace myself, ya know?
Anyhoodle, my friend Inanna came by on Sunday evening with her son, who is a good friend of Buddy's. So, that was fun.
We just hung out and talked. I had wine. She drank a couple of the Yeunglings that the Evil Twin bought for his birthday (in July - and yes, there are still several in the fridge!).
We went out on the back patio a couple of times, so she could smoke and right outside our screen door, there was a orb weaver spider in his/her HUGE web.
Of course, I had to grab my camera.
While snapping away, I noticed a wasp on the porch light. And, I just can't have that, so I grabbed the fly swatter and swatted at it. I totally missed and figured I had just pissed it off enough to sting me or Inanna. But, instead, it somehow became ensnared in the spider's web.
That spider quickly got to work with it's new victim. It was fascinating.
I continued to snap pics:
The next morning, the web was partially dismantled and the spider was back in his/her hidey hole (under the patio awning).
We've seen three other spiders just like this at various locations around the house, but none as large as this dude.
At our old house, we had a couple of toads - a big one and a smaller one - that sat on our front steps most summer evenings. We always keep a patio light on, and we all know how that draws moths and other flying snacks. I would go out at dark and catch moths by their wings, then feed them to the toads.
I'm sure they loved me because they were out there ALL the time. And, I'd be their waitress for the evening!
Also, if you'd like a closer view of the action, you can click on the photos for their true size. That is, if you're not scared of a hairy, gnarly spider!!! :-)