Friday, August 9, 2019

Nature Friday - Charlotte

If you visited my parents, you would assume this main entry was the front door, as it is off the road, and it is where you would park. However, in 1932 when the cottage was built by my great-grandparents, there was no road. The beach was the road. So the front of the cottage faced the beach. For 5 generations now, my family has called the beach the front and the road the back and confused visitors.  

Since the back door leads to the driveway, the road, the back lot etc. it is the door we use the most. Every time I went out that door, I walked through a spider web. They like to build across the ramp. Sometimes the web was 1 step out the door and sometimes it was toward the end of the ramp. I never knew where it would be.  When I walked out, I tried to remember to hold my arm up and out, so the web wouldn't break on my face.

One morning, the web was to the side of the ramp, meaning I didn't have to walk through it to go out. It was nice to not have to destroy the spider's web. I did feel bad every time it happened. 

Thanks to Rosy and the Boyz for hosting Nature Friday and allowing us to share different things from our natural world!


  1. So maybe the spider was thinking "since this is apparently the back door, I guess it's not used much, I think I'll spin my web right here".
    Happy Nature Friday!

  2. Hari OM
    That's a beauty! I used to get lots of webs at my place in OZ - and I would duck underneath so as not to destroy them... but sometimes it couldn't be avoided. YAM xx

  3. we have these same spiders and webs all over our back yard, they build right at face height. uggh when I walk into one.

  4. We love to see spider webs like that! But we'd rather not walk through them. For some reason we hardly ever see those kinds of spiders anymore. Ghostwriter says either the birdies are eating them, or else people are using too much pesticides on their lawns.

  5. What a beautiful web and we wouldn't want to want through it either.

  6. Oh What a Web that is too and quite artsy.
    We have an 8 legger who likes to build 'ramp' between the dogwood tree and passenger door of Gracie. I've tried getting to the door from the front of Gracie and the back dang spider must be a mind reader!!
    Hugs HiC

  7. We are always amazed at the work of a spider. We have one that ALWAYS builds a big web right above the keypad on our garage door. It never fails, Mom brushes against it every time she goes out that door. She is forever brushing web threads out of her hair:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  8. Wow..that is a beautiful(and big) web!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  9. We had that web problem. Forgot about it until walking through it in the morning. Felt sorry for the spider as it was anchored between tree branches and the gate about 1.5 metres away! It must have worked all night to make it.

  10. Usual Aug we see increase in web but usual in later part of the month.
    Coffee is on

  11. OMD, I thought Ma was the only one that put her arm up to avoid the web-face! I thinks she looks REALLY silly walkin' with her arm in front of her face when she takes me out at night and in the mornings! It confused me. Then I remembered her flaying arms when she would walk into an Orb Spider's web and look even MORE silly! I thinks I need to set up a trail cam and gets it all on video....
    Ruby ♥

  12. Spider webs are cool as long as you don't have to walk through them.

  13. We think the same as Millie & Walter
    Mabel & Hilda


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