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

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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