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12 October 2012 @ 12:33 pm
It's spider season! Shelob the Great has returned to my front yard and spun her web between the corner of my house and the corner of the neighbor's - a big frakkin' web for a spider whose body is the size of my thumb. She (well, one of the line - I know they don't live more than a year or so) builds her web there every year. I keep knocking it down (carefully) in order to get to the trash-cans, and it's back in the morning. I'm VERY careful taking out the trash after dark.

(I presume the human bones I found entangled in the web a year or so ago were the postal carrier's - there were letters scattered on the ground, and an empty can of dog-repellant. I presume Shelob used the dog-repellent as seasoning. She's like that)

It's also helicopter season. They're hovering over where the Shuttle is parked, a mile or so from my house. I heard the sirens and beepers in the small hours of the morning.
sue_bursztynskisue_bursztynski on October 12th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
At least Shelob will provide you with beauty on a morning after rain. Spider webs and raindrops make a breathtaking combo when the sun comes out and the drops flash like diamonds. :-) I saw it once in a British village, thousands of spiderwebs on hedges and the sun turning it into treasure. I have never felt the same about spiderwebs since then.

Of course, you do need access to your bin. :-)

Shame about the noise, but I guess you have had to get used to it over the years.
agoodwinsmithagoodwinsmith on October 12th, 2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
Think of the pesky insects and hobbits she is removing from your garden. :)
UrsulaVursulav on October 12th, 2012 10:37 pm (UTC)
For quite awhile, I had a common garden spider who would put a big web over the door in the evening, and take it down again in the morning. She was very reliable. I missed her when she vanished.
Elizabeth McCoy: Krosp EEK!archangelbeth on October 12th, 2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
I hope none of the copters get into Shelob's web!