I don’t want Fall to come. It’s too soon. I have too much yet to do! But a harbinger of Fall showed up in my window, Neoscona Crucifera. Last year I wrote about the life of Neoscona Crucifera here.
So I checked Almanac.com and found out that in June we were getting 15 hours and 2 minutes of daylight. The sun was coming up at 5:50 am and setting at 8:53 pm. Now we’re getting only 13 hours and 8 minutes of daylight. The sun isn’t coming up till 6:47 am and is setting at 7:56 pm. And we’re going to lose another hour and half in September! *sigh*
But Neoscona Crucifera cares for none of this. Time is counting down for her. So that night I opened my window and waited. She did not disappoint.
Unfortunately, the weather turned cold. 48 degrees at night! Way to cold for me, so I was forced to close up the house. Knowing how important food is for her at this time of year, I was forced to dislodge her from her cosy window perch. I scooped her out of the corner (she was highly displeased) and put her outside on the window sill. She scrambled for cover immediately. Later that night I looked out the window. She was not to be deterred!
So like it or not, Fall is on its way.