I always thought Wilber was kind of selfish. Charlotte the spider works like heck weaving those amazing words into her web to save his bacon-y behind and then he gets mad when she goes off for a break. Her break was actually to have her spider babies which she had to die to do, as is often the case in nature. And Wilber never seems to regret that he didn't thank her for saving him. He doesn't even seem all that amazed that she had babies. It never even occurred to him that she might want to do something for herself for a change. That always bugged me.
Anyway, that's not the point of this post. The point is, I went to check my mail today and saw something odd on the side of my mailbox.
Weird, huh? I had to take a closer look. Only because I love my mailbox. I found it on the side of the road not long after I bought my house. It was red on a grey post so I repainted the box white and the post blue.
I even hand painted my last name in ants:
So the fact that something was clinging to the side irked me. The ladybugs and ants were for pure whimsy. But it was kind of ironic that, upon closer inspection I found this:
Yep! That's a whole cluster of spider babies! I like spiders but not that many and not all at once. Time for a good wash down. Sorry, Charlotte.....