Our verandah deck is a fantastic place to get all the dyed wool dry and fluffy. Especially when there is a stiff southerly or northerly breeze blowing.
The other day I had carefully laid out some merino wool tops to dry and then late in the day come back to them to see how they were going.
Their status was “not quite”. So I left them on the drying rack and thought I would get them in before bed.
Bedtime arrived and, since it was dark out, I turned the verandah lights on so I could go and fetch the wool.
Annnnnnddddddd there was a great big Orb spider with her web right in my path. Quick decision: leave the tops until morning!
6.30am and dawn was approaching. The wind had picked up overnight and when I went out in my PJs to collect the wool (because Orb Weavers are very tidy and pack up their webs in high traffic areas) I discovered the rose-coloured wool was strewn over the decking and into the rose bushes. 😳 😳
And no, there was no picture (or video) of me giving an anguished shriek and carefully extracting fine merino wool tops from a thorny rose bush….!