I've been a total and complete slacker where this blog is concerned. I have all kinds of excuses--some real, some fictional. All are excellent, but I'll spare you.
It's a foggy, damp morning here and as I look out the window all I can see are dozens of cobwebs on the grass, little puffs of webby white dotting the green landscape.
I never really stopped and thought about how many spiders and other assorted insects might live in the grass until this morning, and now I'm rather regretting it as I have a serious case of the heebie-jeebies and am doubting I'll ever sit on the lawn again.
It's almost worth a call to the local exterminator except for a) I can only shudder in horror at what exterminating nearly 1/2 an acre would cost, and b) I'm pretty sure spiders are good for the environment (as much as I hate to admit that), and I wouldn't want to be responsible for throwing our fragile ecosystem out of whack.
As long as the creepy crawlies stay outside, I guess I can deal with it--to a certain extent. Ants and aphids (shudder) are still on my hit list--I've been known to wield a can of Raid like a pro, and there's technique in not breathing in the aphid spray... No slacking there.
So much for that ecosystem, huh? I have no excuse for that...
PS: I went online looking for cobwebs in the grass that looked like my yard, but found none, so actually ventured outside to take some pics. As soon as I stepped out the door onto the front porch I was wrapped in cobwebs (ick, ick, ick!). I think it was spider Mardi Gras last night. Sheesh.