Wednesday, November 05, 2008
look what she made while I was noveling!
I noticed on Halloween Eve that there was one last writing spider left alive on the front porch. She was in her web all day long, and when it got dark she went up to the top of the porch. I thought she was getting out of harm's way during the party! But when I went out the next morning she'd made an egg sac.
Since then she has made two more egg sacs, each one in a single overnight session.
I learned tonight that the argiope aurantia makes up to 4 egg sacs each year.
The idea that she is out there working so hard while I'm inside making my own creation makes me happy.
Apparently come spring we will have literally thousands (based on the number of egg sacs I see out there!) of the lovely writing spiders hatching out.
I just printed out the novel and hope it hatches into its own thousands of copies.
And I celebrated the ms being back in business by buying the Pretenders' newest album on iTunes, which is playing right now. Love love love it.