Where I live in southern New Mexico near both the Texas and Mexican border, we have tarantulas and they migrate twice a year. In fact, I consider it a season as we do not have real seasons like most folks do...so to add flavor I have added Tarantula Season to the list of seasons we have here.Here is a small tarantula making his (her?) way across the front of the property.
And Samson age 6.5 months trying to figure out what this critter is. The chickens crack me up as they rush to peck at this movement, the tarantula raises up and the chickens squawk off!
Funny how a glimpse into another region makes you say..."Well what do you know!"
I thank all of the bloggers out there worldwide that afford me many opportunities to say that! Even what is mundane to us is amazing to another~so keep on writing, as we are sharing the world~one post at a time!
Other seasons in southern New Mexico include but are not exclusive:
Pot Holder Season-this is the season where the steering wheel is so ferociously hot that you need to wear potholders for the first twenty minutes of the drive so you don't burn your hands.
Surface of the Sun Season-pretty much self explanatory
Flash Flood Season-rare and based upon if and when it decides to rain in this desert region
Winter-coldest 36 hours EvEr!!(kidding-maybe a tad longer and we do have the rare snowfall)
Rattlesnake Season-cripples this blog author into action then when the Season ends she is able to breathe again. Now we are in the end of the season, the rattlers are fat and sassy and are not interested in scaring the heck out of me.
Missing the Sun Season-this is rare too, but I thought I better make sure those that don't live here appreciate that we have some bad seasons too. This season seems to be only 3 to 4 days. The sun shines lovely and bright the rest of the year.
Oh and of course I need to say that I would not live anywhere else in the world~ southern New Mexico is so lovely and the sky is so vast that I smile when folks say the planet is overcrowded. If you ever have a chance and you travel to this neck of the woods, a simple day of taking in the sunrise and sunset will change you forever, I promise!