I have two strawberry pots in my yard. No, the strawberries don’t live there. They’ve claimed the entire yard. There are a variety of hens and chicks inhabiting them these days although they are climbing out and I suspect, staging a coup against the strawberries.
Recently I was out, peering at all the growy things I have as I do from time to time, noting how the dynamics have changed, when I noticed something else has staked a claim to one of the strawberry pots. Or perhaps I should say someone.
There is the most amazing spider web I have ever seen and it’s rapidly expanding on a daily basis. The main lair is nestled in a pot and has a two inch cylindrical opening. As of yesterday afternoon, the web was at least 3’ x 5’. I finally caught a partial glimpse of the spider. I think it’s a wolf spider but I’m not entirely positive since I didn’t see all of it.
It’s outside so I don’t mind it being there at all as long as it leaves me a path to get to my trash can and doesn’t spin a web that encompasses the whole house. Hey, there’s an idea. I could call off work tomorrow because I’m being held captive by a massive spider! Oh wait. I probably shouldn’t joke about that since it is very large and spinning at a great rate.