I’ve always been fascinated by spiders.  My grandmother told me that when I was a baby, just able to crawl, I would pick up spiders and try to bring them to my mom.  Of course, by the time I got there, the spider was crushed.  I’ve played with many spiders since then, and have never been bitten.  Spiders like me.

This particular spider arrived on August 18, 2017, which just so happened to be Day 2 of Fall pollen season.

A good friend of mine told me that the spiders are there to bring me energy.  I choose to believe it.  As a person who has severe allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia, there is something comforting about the idea that these little creatures that I adore are coming to help me.

I took his visit to be a warning that Fall pollen season had started and that there would be difficult days ahead.  The pollen count today was 7.5, which means it was higher than yesterday.

This spider is probably a wolf spider.  They are calm.  The spider is “hiding” between the wall and the plastic we put up around the cockatiel’s cage (to protect the wall).  My friend the spider probably thinks he found a good hiding place and that I can’t see him.

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