17 April 2011
As I believe I had stated before, I'm not fond of spiders. I personally have a strong dislike for the 8 legged creatures, even if I understand where they fit in the ecosystem. However, we have very large visitors to our porch every year that I've become quite accustomed to. We have several writing spiders grace us with their presences every year. And while they are on the large size of spiders, I've gotten to kind of like them. I still don't like them that close to me, or would be willing to hold one...but I've stopped trying to swat it with a broom. They make huge webs, with a thick zig-zag pattern down the center. Every now and then, we catch them bouncing up and down like they're using their web as a trampoline. I'm not sure whether they're trying to attract bugs, test the strength of their work, or just having a bit of fun.