It’s that time of year where we are constantly terrorised by wandering spiders! I have to say that I haven’t seen as many as last year, however that’s not to say they aren’t hunting around my cottage, there are just a few more places for them to hide in without me seeing (thankfully!). September is the worst month off all for the house ones, but outside it’s a whole different world. The best time to appreciate them is when you wake up on these October days when the mist hangs heavily in the air, the background colour is more vibrant and all their hard work is finally appreciated.
I find it extraordinary as to how many zip wires are strung across my garden and it’s only when they are laden with heavy dew that you really see their intricate detail and beauty. My respect for spiders is enormous, they work so deftly and quickly with such grace that my fear of the garden spider has completely gone (house ones are a different ball game!). I have captured a little of their hard work below and am a little more mindful when I duck underneath my crab apples on a sunny day, knowing that the invisible silk thread has being cleverly woven from leaf to leaf.