… and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.
— Mark Twain
And that’s because she spazzed out and made some sick-looking movements, I guess because a grasshopper nearly got caught in the web. Dumbass.
Anyway, this spider has been living just outside my front door, suspended between the coral bells and the lavender mums, for weeks now. I have left her alone. She lives just below my porch light so I imagine she eats pretty well. She has a companion of sorts (a kid?) who appears to be missing some legs. Neither of them seems to enjoy it when I remember to water my plants.
So nice of you to bark at me when I was taking pictures of the neighbor’s Japanese maple and then escort me home when I got scared of you and ran away.