Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Black Widow Redux

I took these pictures last week at the Penhook dumpster. I squashed the spider after I took the pictures. Those red triangles on the black body are a dead giveaway.

This morning in the dog kennel, when I dumped over the red plastic dog dish to clean it, I saw a similar spider. I squashed it, too.

Two years ago, I blogged about killing a spider just like this. Same dog dish, too.

Must be the season for 'em.




Blogger CountryDew said...

Yuck. Spiders. They seem to be finding their way inside a lot lately. Must be their time to migrate or ready for winter or whatever they do.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Amy Hanek said...

Thanks for the warning! We find several every year around our home too. eeeeewww!!

8:36 AM  
Blogger Amy Tate said...

Ugh. I hate those little boogers. They're all over my back yard. Years ago we replaced our mulch around the bushes with lava rock. Turns out they LOVE the lava rock because it stays warm in the sunshine. The good news is since they've moved in, we haven't seen any ticks or fleas on our two outside cats. Go figure!

4:16 PM  

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