Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours
sabotlours

Bad Spider, Good Spider

I'm slowly getting better. The foot still hurts but the pain has retreated down from my thigh to my knee. I did eat a red chile breakfast burrito at a breakfast meeting, but I didn't feel like eating anything else for the rest of the day. While laying on the sofa on the patio last night, I realized just how vital spiders can be. A very wise orb weaver spun an intricate web a few feet above one of my rain barrels. Good move, I thought. I sat there for about a half hour after sunset to see if my appraisal was correct. The rain barrel is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. I put some oil on the surface to kill the larvae, but I haven't done so since the last rain. I can just imagine the little larva struggling to the surface. It dries off its wings. It flies upwards. Yay! Let's bite someone! *snag* Into the jaws of Shelob. I think she was averaging about a bug a minute. If I had a really sensitive microphone I'm sure I would have recorded an endless stream of "Help Meeeeee!"
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