Early in the summer, I noticed a yellow spider on one of my tomato plants. He seemed to be taking care of nasty bugs, so I let him be. He grew a little, and a little more, so the pot was no longer working as an apartment. He built a web along the clothesline a couple of times, but that didn’t work for me. I felt sad when I had to ruin it, though he’s pretty quick to rebuild.
For the past few days, he’s been hanging between the two posts on my deck. High enough the dogs can get under it without bothering him, and offering me very pretty views of his web-building skills. The silk glitters in the sunlight. Yesterday, it was misty and I shot the web with all the little dots of water illuminating the structure (and then played with it to get the above–Picnic is a blast).
Unfortunately, he’s getting a little too big for my comfort:
I’m not brave enough to scoop him into a can and move him. Not going to kill him, of course. I have no idea what kind of spider he is, either, but he’s almost as big as my thumb now, and…..did I mention I’m afraid of spiders?
What would you do?