About a year after moving to our current home,

I opened the front door and noticed

a rather large spider crawling up the door jamb.

Reptiles and arachnids are my phobias.

So I quickly found something with which

to move said spider and one big fat spider

turned into numerous smaller spiders.

Several years later I found a similar scenario in

a garden bed which solved the mystery

of the multiplying spider.

The kids were all having  a free ride.



Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Mysterious




Happiness is…

sharing with a friend.

For me…

Happiness is…

capturing a scene…

that I always enjoy viewing and which made

an early rise worthwhile.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Happiness-Is…

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Happiness-Is…

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Happiness-Is

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Happiness-Is





hostile and aggressive.

I never think of Labradors as hostile or aggressive.

However, I have seen them aggressively defend

themselves from other dogs, and…


And dear old Maggie became quite hostile towards

a belligerent neighbour a few years back.

She sat, with her back to the wall, and bared all her teeth

while he ranted to me about her crossing into his backyard

to collect one of the many bones left lying around.

The following evening we thought she was over there again

only to see the offending yellow body being hauled off

in the opposite direction.

No apologies and said neighbour has continued

to annoy our dogs and consequently

they have and intense dislike of him.


Word of the Day Challenge: Belligerent