Prompt – Today can best be described as
“Autumn Falls” kit by Lindsay Jane Designs; label and card by Tulula Moon’s “Journal Junques”
- Hump day
- TOPS day
- Second day of September
- PaperWishes Webisode day
- Busy Morning
- A SAD DAY. The cat-faced orb weaver spider we’ve been watching out our bedroom window disappeared overnight. Every night she would repair her web or reweave it. She was growing bigger every day. But now she’s gone and no egg sacks are to be found.
We watched that spider for close to two weeks. She was wheat colored but the “cat-face” was white. After she’d eat I noticed that the cat-face was getting bigger (her abdomen, I presume.) I looked up about the spider and learned that she would keep weaving and eating until she could place one or two egg sacks and then she’d die. In the spring the babies would break out and sling a string of web into the wind and drift off to begin the cycle all over again. It rained last night and also looked like something big tore into the web. I suspect our incipient mother was eaten. This particular type of spider is common and poses no danger to humans or animals.