My mission: find attractive Halloween decorations, like the pumpkins and urn above, around RVA to grace The Gracious Posse’s Halloween post.
My discovery: Richmond has officially become Spider-Town.
It’s not just because spider webs lace all of my window sills and outside door frames.
Arachnid lovers abound throughout our beautiful neighborhoods.
Maybe it has something to do with the University of Richmond’s eight-legged mascot,
but you can’t drive down a street
without seeing at least one of these giant creatures webbing a home.
From the looks of things,
Halloween has become Spiderween.
Coming face-to-face with these larger-than-life (right?) arthropods
makes my skin crawl,
though I must admit their bold black webs do make quite a design statement.
I wouldn’t call my aversion arachnophobia,
but I just may have a fear of being taken over by gossamer strands while I sleep?
While my fellow citizens have embraced the redeeming qualities of these insect-eaters,
I just can’t imagine adding anymore to the real-life specimens hanging around my house.
Either way, we wish you Happy Halloween from Spider-Town, USA!
October 31, 2014