Thursday, February 23, 2012

Spidey!!

This gorgeous girl is Spidey. Spidey lives behind the latch of one of our kitchen windows. The window never gets opened (it doesn't close properly and we're useless schmucks so can't fix it), so Spidey has built a large and complex web on one side of the window. In spring she had squillions of babies, some of whom fell victim to Mr Vacuum Cleaner, and others to Mr Kitchen Sponge. However, three or four of the offspring now occupy other parts of the window. They are all building their own nests except the one who  lives behind the bag of salt that sits on the window sill.
It's all making the kitchen look rather feral but it does appear to be keeping the flies down. In the meantime, I'm wondering just how big Spidey can get. 
Here she is in all her glory, sneaking out at night to do whatever it is spiders do.