Saturday, November 25, 2017

While I slept

Rainy, cold, stormy. And an unexpected day off. A good day to sleep.

This morning, between breakfast and going back to bed for the day, I spotted this family of spiderlings, just emerging from behind one of my framed pictures.

Spiderlings and their shadows

They were already starting to disperse; when I got too close, a couple more took off running. I counted 27 in all. There were probably more behind the picture.

This evening, when I looked again a few minutes ago, only 4 spiderlings remain. Searching the walls and ceiling, I found 4 more. And a newly-fat cellar spider in a nearby corner. How many spiderlings has she eaten today, I wonder.

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