I woke up this morning to the sight of what I thought were a just few large spiderwebs in the backyard. Due to my arachnophobia, an hour or so passed before I grabbed the camera to explore the spiderwebs more closely. That’s when I realized there were spiderwebs — and naturally, spiders — everywhere. Large, small, thick, thin, perfectly formed or torn up — everywhere I turned my head, there was another spiderweb. They were on the bushes and shrubs. They were hanging off the birdfeeder and lawn furniture. Spiderwebs were stretched out over the pond and webbed over the grass. Apparently, my family is very good at breeding spiders; either that, or spiders love dreary, foggy, humid, wet, New Jersey weather. I realize Halloween is fast approaching, but this all-natural assortment of spooky spiderwebs is not what I had in mind for Halloween decorating. I prefer a few pumpkins or gourds, and maybe a Jack-O-Lantern or two. Spiders and spiderwebs are everywhere this morning, but with Thanksgiving coming I can start to be thankful that the spiders and webs are outside and not in the house. Your comments are welcome!
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