Today’s walk almost didn’t happen. It was hot here yesterday. Heat index of over 100. Overnight lows in the 70’s. I don’t do well in the heat, so I was anticipating this morning being uncomfortable. It also didn’t help I woke up a bit late, which meant the sun was higher in the sky. Very tempting just not to walk. But I did.
Weren’t as many folks out walking dogs. They were smart, I bet, and did it earlier so only two dog sightings and they were in the distance. Did run across two SPIDERS! I capitalize the word spiders because these suckers were BIG!. Bulky brown bodies, long spindly legs. *shudder*. Bad enough seeing one, but I saw two of ’em! Were they a a male and female off to mate and breed more of their monstrous kind? Or scouts for an invading army of mutant spiders? I don’t know. I just kept stepping.
Speaking of spiders, there was one on the front window where my writing desk is. It had spun a pretty large web, and it was a big one too. I basically just tried to ignore it. That is until this sparrow divebombed onto it and ate it. Scared the crap out of me too when that bird slammed into my window to get at that spider.
Walked past a sunflower in someone’s garden that was nearly as tall as I was. I’m not that tall, but it was still pretty impressive.
Start Time: 8:06 a.m. (overslept)
Duration: 45 minutes
Weather: Sunny; close to 79 degrees; dewpoint 63 degrees with a humidity of 58%. (really, it felt sticker than that, but I was walking)
Dog Sighting: 2
Spider Sighting: 2 big ones *shudder*