FOWC with Fandango: Abscond

A strange photo you are thinking, but it has a reason. In between my garden bin and the wall a spider decided to spin its web. It is still there, but is not easy to see.

And here is the spider. This morning it was busy repairing its web ready for its next victims. I am not sure if this is a dangerous spider or not, but probably harmless. We do not get problem spiders usually in our gardens. They live in the mountains or forests. I just know that it is really big, OK for a photo but not to touch.

The problem was that as you can see the garden hose connections are immediately behind the web, meaning I would have to put my hand through the web to disengage the hose and this was not something I wanted to do. I did not want to attempt to remove the spider and luckily my neighbour was in his garden on the other side. I told him of my problem and he could remove my hose from his side of our hedge and drop it on the ground where I could take it, I will not be needing my hose until next year again as the weather is no longer so dry and hot.

FOWC with Fandango: Abscond

FDP Saturday: Ash

It used to be like this.

And now it looks like this: empty ash trays and only a few. I just kept the nicer ones because they look OK on a shelf somewhere.

I stopped smoking about 25 years ago. Mr. Swiss still smokes, but at the age of 83 I do not think it would now make a difference and he is now in a senior home. My apartment is smoke free. If someone wants to smoke here they have to go in the garden or stop smoking. The other alternative is that they leave. Sorry I have no understanding for any sort of ash remainders.

Otherwise the only ash here might be from a neighbour with a bar-b-que.

Although that seems to be more smoke than ash.

FDP Saturday: Ash