Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Penny and the Spider

Old curmudgeon vanilla
sat on a sofa pilla
Much to his surprise
a spider of great size
crawled up and sat down beside him.

The creature meant no harm
so without any alarm
vanilla placed the beautiful beast
for a photo at least
in the bowl of the kitchen sink.

For comparison, a penny
was carefully put in a
position nearby; the shutter: "click," 
he took the pic
he's sharing.  Isn't that nice?


Grace said...

No...just no.

vanilla said...

Grace, what? You think she is not a beautiful creature? Truth, I am not fond of sharing the interior of my house with spiders, but this one is, yep, a "house spider." They are mildly venomous but not terribly aggressive. No bite this time.

Grace said...

Aw jeeze - you just made it worse...

vanilla said...

Grace, sorry. Stopping now. *snicker*

Vee said...

Gives me the shivers!

vanilla said...

Vee, happy to be of assistance! You are home now?

Vee said...

Arrived home at almost midnight. Since I'm not a night person, I don't deal very well with late hours.

Sharkbytes said...

You were a most polite host. I often escort the large ones outside, but I don't kill them.

vanilla said...

Sharkey, while I "like" spiders, generally speaking, I am not fond of sharing my personal living space with them.

Lin said...


I do not like spiders. Not in person. Not in photos. Ick. Ick. Ick.

I am sorry that he is at your house, but very glad he is not at mine.

vanilla said...

Lin, your reaction is, I suspect, typical of the majority. Probably fewer than 17% of the folks would say they like/or are not repulsed by spiders. (Statistics drawn from thin air.)

Secondary Roads said...

More than 54% of statistics are made up on the spot. (I think)

Yes, that was nice. While I don't "love" spiders I do tolerate them. They play an important role in our ecology.

vanilla said...

Chuck, spiders are quite important to the balance of nature. Glad we have them, but again, I prefer not to share my personal living space with them.