Mother Nature Has A Sense of Humor

August 18, 2011

in Mother Nature's A B****

This is the Last post about spiders.

I hope.

But I had to share.  Because after the last couple of posts, how could I not?
That, and I’m just a giving person.  Can’t help it.  Its Just who I am.


This morning, the Little Man and I went outside to shuck some corn.  After the last two days of non-stop dreary weather and rain it was a refreshing change of pace.  The sun was shining, birds chirping, and nary a spider in sight.  Not that I looked all that hard.  But whatever.  There were NO spiders.

Then came lunch.  And in the midst of the Little Man’s continuing hunger strike against his vegetables, I glanced out the back door.  And saw this.

Wait for it….
Wait for it…
Insert Girly Scream here.

Not because that spider was NO WHERE to be seen a mere three hours earlier when the Little Man and I settled ourselves on that very chair to shuck our corn.

And Not because of the size of the spider.  That spider?  Is totally squishable.  I could take that web-spinning arachnid down in one deep breathe-in-and-hold-so-you-won’t-accidentaly-inhale-the-spider breath.

If I dared to get close enough to its web to do so.

Oh, did I forget to mention The Web?
Here’s the left end of it…

Here’s the right end of it…

I’d show you all of it…


Well played, Mother Nature, well played.


UpperBottom August 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm

omigah i thought i was queen of spider stories but lordy begonias, that was ill. i hate spiders. just kill me.


Poppy August 21, 2011 at 4:56 am

I think that was someone's pet. (Glad to see you're blogging again!)

My Inner Chick August 20, 2011 at 3:50 am

–Oh, he is so pretty! Did he make a nice web for your kids to get stuck in? ")

Domesticated Gal August 19, 2011 at 6:31 pm

I know! And the worst of it is – I went out to garden today, with the Little Miss strapped to my front and TOTALLY FORGOT about the spider…until I WALKED RIGHT THROUGH THE WEB! My minor heart attack was followed by frantic searching for the spider to make sure it hadn't landed on us.

Liz August 19, 2011 at 6:29 pm

omg! spiders, ugggggggggggggggh.

Domesticated Gal August 18, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Oh I absolutely do it! It's preceded by the "search for the longest rolled up magazine possible and/or the Big Man's sandal (b/c that thing isn't touching MY shoes)" ritual, and followed by the "jump-back-and-make-sure-it-didn't-spontaneously-spawn-a-million-babies-at-moment-of-impact" dance.

Lissa August 18, 2011 at 6:22 pm

I thought I was the only person who, when forced to deal with a spider by myself (because no one is within phone range), does the "deep breathe-in-and-hold-so-you-won't-accidentaly-inhale-the-spider".

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