There seem to be a lot of spiders on the lottie at the moment. Groups of them were scurrying around the wood boards edging the beds and in-between the piles of dried hedge clippings.
September is breeding time for spiders so males are often spotted out on the prowl. However, you're unlikely to see one as big as 'La Princess' which stalked through Liverpool this weekend as part of the Capital of Culture celebrations. This 50 foot, 37 tonne creation by the company La Machine certainly had the wow factor. A surreal delight we watched as it walked though a main shopping area and battled with huge flame throwers whilst being followed by accompanying musicians hoisted in the air on cherry pickers.