I know it’s getting close to fall because the other day when I went out on my deck and started to descend the stairs into the back yard, I walked smack dab into a spider web. How creepy is that? I screamed as if I was being murdered and my husband, rushed to my defense only to discover me flailing about brushing and shaking like I was having a seizure. He just kind of laughed until he went to take the trash out a day later and did the exact same thing.
I don’t know the scientific reason but it always seems that in the fall the spiders go on a web-building frenzy. I don’t even have to decorate for Halloween; the spiders do it for me. They are busy weaving their webs everywhere but their favorite places always seem to be right across any pathway that humans will use.
Maybe it’s because of my porch light being on and attracting tasty morsels for them. Or maybe they just want to get their act together before the first frost. Maybe it’s because I live where there are a lot of trees and woods behind my house. Maybe they set their sites on large game...really large game. Whatever the reason, anytime I exit any door I must be vigilant and swipe before I step, preferably with a broom handle and not any part of my anatomy.
Hopefully soon their obsessive web building will subside and I will be able to exit my home any time of the day or night without fear.
If you would like to make a spider out of a recycled K-cup like the photo above just visit my other blog at Recycled K-cup Halloween Spider