Monday it was spiders and other bugs
Yesterday Joan took on some bugs in the backyard. Or they took her on...
First, she went outside to pick up these hard things that fall from the tree - she calls them pecans. While she was doing that, the mosquitoes swarmed her and bit her. She put spray on herself but she didn't do her arms ... she put that spray on me when we were in the mountains of Montana last year - I was sure happy to have it then. (off topic)
Anyway, there was a spider that made a web in front of our kitchen window. Joan saw that it caught a cricket - probably the same cricket that has tried to get in our house several times --- they all want to get in: mosquitoes, crickets, moths, caterpillars, spiders, salamanders -- don't they realize, this is my house - not theirs! No other pets besides me! Well, Joan took a shower and returned to see that the spider had eaten the whole cricket. She tried to take a picture and the, surprise, surprise, mosquitoes started attacking her again and she was hopping around like a crazy girl and she finally got this picture of the spider but at this point it had moved up to the roofline of the house. Not the greatest picture, I'd say.
As of today, Tuesday, the spider had only moved an inch to hide under a leaf. He can stay up there forever just don't come down and try to get into the house with the cricket, salamander, mosquitoes, caterpillars, or moths!