Sunday, May 29, 2011

Chores

Just cleaning up again this weekend. Gardening, cleaning windows and bugs out of the outdoor lighting, replacing bulbs - that sort of thing. Entirely unremarkable.

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14 comments:

Ute said...

KILL IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xl said...

Which deadly bug is that one?

unique_stephen said...

Ute > I'd normally say 'nah. just let it be' but these things are too cool when you poke them with a stick to be ignored. I just released it over the fence in the neighbors place.

Xl > Just a Funnel Web.

Ute said...

"Just a funnel web.." Just?!

I'm guessing you're not on very friendly terms with the neighbours? ;o)

unique_stephen said...

The neighbors are fine - This one is a small female - not a male as I first thought - so it will pretty much stay in one place forever - build a burrow and sit in it. It is the males that wander about in summer looking for a lady. As the neighbors don't have kids and leave the garden where I put it to grow wild, it will just get on and be a spider without harming anyone.

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Hi sweetie. I find that they are allergic to me. Spiders...bugs of any kind don't go in my yard, house or near me. If they do they die. Poor things...I guess I'm just clumsy, why just the other day I accidently stepped on a spider that was walking on all eight up the living room wall.

*smiles*

later sweetie. xxx

Gabriella - the Stepford wife said...

Teach them from young to get rid of those pesky creatures is what I say. :)

unique_stephen said...

People spent there entire lives walking on carpet, machined wood, concrete and asphalt. They can go weeks at a time without setting foot on the planet - every step is onto some other constructed material, an entirly built environment.

I want my kids to get dirt between their toes. Not to be afraid of creatures. Learn respect where it is due but not fear.

De Campo said...

I imagine that I will someday teach my imaginary children how to use Mother Nature against others. It’s almost like, but not really, your ethos.

Memphis Steve said...

Most of us live lives that are entirely unremarkable. But without giant killer spiders pushing our wheelbarrows around.

Padded Cell Princess said...

The though of my husband skinning me alive is the only reason I didn't chuck his nice laptop across the room when I scrolled down your photo...I'll thank you tomorrow for the inability to sleep tonight ;)

Epic Fail said...

There was a song back in the 1970s, "I don't like spiders and snakes, and that aint what it takes to love me, like I wanna be loved by you." And now, thanks to you, that song is stuck in my head. BLEARGH!

lisamaree said...

Ick! Aren't you afraid a male or two will come wandering through the yard in search of this sheila?

I know they can't jump, but I'd be freaking out if I saw this sucker. I'm too scared to even get close enough to squish these beasties.

One of the few things I DON'T miss about Oz.

white rabbit said...

I thought you can't like the neighbours much too.

If you got a ladle or spoon or somesuch you could have a competition to see how far you can throw it.

passes the time...