On hot nights and warm mornings — we've had many this summer — we often leave windows open enough to let in a little bit of cooler air. Inevitably, other things besides air come into the house. Sometimes it's a bat, or a huge moth of some kind, or even a bird.
Recently, though, we haven't had any really big visitors. Small moths are what I see the most. They are especially noticeable when they are hanging onto the white tiles we have over the sink in the kitchen.
I get the camera and try to get good photos of such moths. Then I try to shoo them outdoors, and I'm usually successful. What happens to them once they fly outside, nobody knows.
And then one day this summer I looked out the loft window and I noticed a big dark spider hanging by a thread and blowing around in the wind. Getting a photo of him suspended there in mid-air wasn't easy, but I tried anyway.
After taking pictures, I reached out with scissors and cut the web he was hanging from. He floated away on the breeze rather than coming into the house.