My son and his wife and daughter came over for dinner tonight.
I rotisseried a chicken on the grill, steamed some green beans and made some garlic and butter mashed potatoes.
I decided to see if there were any tomatoes ripe that I could slice up to go with it.
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Notice anything unusual (other than the fact that the tomato plants are going crazy)?
Now you see it? Notice the nice, red, juicy tomato that it was guarding down in the corner?
Ok…let’s be honest here. I have a deep-seated, admittedly irrational but no less real, fear of spiders.
Knowing that the fear is irrational, I do my best to overcome it and don’t let it keep me from living my life.
Let’s just say that we did have that tomato with dinner tonight and it was GOOD.
BTW: Perspective is a little difficult in photos sometimes so: including legs, that thing was about three inches across.
I’m very proud of myself that I overcame the chills enough to get close enough and get a couple of good shots of it. [shudder!] And I didn’t even kill it. I just knocked it down so I could get to the tomato. I realize that they’re useful creatures who get rid of other bugs that really are a nuisance…I already admitted that my fear is irrational didn’t I?
It’s probably out there right now, busily rebuilding its web [shudder again!]