This Space for Rent

Vicious inhuman predator picture of the day.

Winter is coming in, and it's getting fairly cold (in the sort of wimpy way that people in the lowlands of the west coast call "cold") outside, and the approximately 10 million spiders who make the front porch their home are starting to feel a little bit uncomfortable about it. This spider was sitting on the doorframe, close to the heat that leaks out through that particular leaky opening, and it didn't start moving until after I had gone and grabbed the camera and the telephoto lens. And when it started retreating, it was so cold it couldn't grab hold properly, so it kept falling off the wall as it fled to a place where it would be safe from the huge one-eyed clicking camera-monster.