Thursday, September 29, 2005

fall weather


I woke up this morning to 52 degrees. Our first day of true fall weather. I mowed the lawn and the air was brisk and invigorating. It was my day to deal with insects. I was stung by a wasp and Dorothy made a paste of baking soda and vinegar which took the stinging away and reduced the swelling. Then I found this corn spider blocking the door to my tool shed with his web. I managed to get the mower and weed eater out with disturbing him. He'll be gone soon when the weather turns even colder.

I always look forward to colder weather because Dorothy turns the heat up on her cooking. Tonight she made a spicy beef and navy bean stew with pecan corn muffins which we slathered with butter and jalapeno jelly. And for dessert we had a triple layer pumpkin cake with the middle layer containing white chocolate chips and pecans. Tomorrow morning we'll have to double our mileage on our walk to burn up all those calories.

4 comments:

Dawn said...

Did you take that photo? If so great job.

wally said...

Yes, I did. I used PhotoShop to enlarge and crop it. It's beautiful spider isn't it?

Sandie said...

ewwwwwwwwwww Wally.

lucylocket said...

We had a spider on the front of the house last fall like the one in your picture. I wouldn't let my husband remove it because the spider was a bright neon yellow and the web was fantastic, measuring several feet across. It's nice to know its name.