The calendar says it is autumn and spiders know it too because despite the summer-like heat they are dancing their autumn dance.
|we can see you|
The garden is full of leaves hanging in mid air between branches, off washing lines and fences, each one curled, with a spider inside the curl patiently waiting for a prey who don't see its gossamer web. They are spun quickly and a path that was clear one minute is an obstacle race the next.
Not only leaf spiders but every other type seems to be active as well, scuttling up walls, spinning webs along the ceiling, hiding in every nook and cranny.
Where were they in summer when we needed them to catch the evening mosquitoes?