I thought I understood what the flora and fauna here would be like.
There would be roses (of course):
(I love that. Boring Bark! lol)
No more of this:
And plenty of trees . . .
And then Vern and I were talking one night. We got up to call it a night, and Vern cried out: "What on earth is THAT???"
Upon closer inspection, this is what we saw . . . Impressive, no? (Of course Vern knew what it was after a few seconds. He was just really surprised to see something so big and icky on the carpet.)
At about five inches long, s/he was a respectable specimen. (They're androgynous, you know.) S/he looked around a bit . . .
and I felt almost as if s/he was inspecting me.
We gave it a one-way trip outside, and figured s/he must have hitched a ride in on something we had carried in from the porch a while earlier.
Sweet dreams . . . (don't worry, they can't climb up bed posts . . . I think ;o)