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Out Of My Way, Miss Muffet! [Apr. 24th, 2010|11:35 pm]
Black widow season has begun. Last night I was walking across the garage when I saw something from the corner of my eye. I stopped and looked carefully, and saw a black widow climbing a strand of silk about two feet from my head. Had I walked in a slightly different direction I'd have run right into her before seeing her. I got a broom and smacked at her with it, but didn't see where she ended up.

Today I inspected the garage door and saw three more black widows trying to hide themselves in various corners of the workings. I think I slaughtered all three with the broom, but I can't be sure. They scurry fast when they want to and, I'm convinced, make themselves invisible as well as cats do. As always, non-venomous spiders are welcome to share my space, but black widows must go.

Aside from arachnids who want to murder me (and vice-versa) the season is nice. Lots of golden poppies have come out, and the cala lilies are doing well. Have you ever noticed that when saying "cala lilies" everybody sounds like Tom Brokaw?

I don't think the dust from the Icelandic volcano has circumnavigated the earth yet, because sunset was nothing special. I can hardly wait for it to get here and make the evenings lurid! I hope it arrives before a black widow kills me.

[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2010-04-25 11:08 am (UTC)
spiders! blerrrrrrrgh. i was bitten by a huge black spider a few years ago. gerry killed it and carefully inspected it. no red fiddle, but omg, i was in hysterics anyway. went to urgent care and got antibiotics and a tetanus shot. not that i asked for all that, but the doc said to. i do not like spiders in general. black widows, though? aieeeee.

>Have you ever noticed that when saying "cala lilies" everybody sounds like Tom Brokaw?

haha! maybe not kate hepburn.

i may be wrong, but i believe sam gamgee is using that light to see Shelob. that's the stuff of nightmares, right there.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2010-04-26 10:04 am (UTC)
You're right, Hepburn wouldn't sound like Brokaw. Bette Davis probably wouldn't, either, nor Cary Grant. I'll bet that John Wayne would, though.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2010-04-26 10:45 am (UTC)
haha! i'm envisioning him as rooster cogburn. *g*

you can find anything on youtube: the calla lilies are in bloom again.
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