A few days ago there was a great hue and cry concerning a large spider on the deck. Considering it's February I thought this was highly unlikely, but I was assured that there was indeed a very large spider on the deck.
I grabbed my camera and grudgingly went outside. I had my suspicions about the spider and I thought it would be a good idea to bring the camera along.
And lo and behold I was right..
It turns out that the spider was in fact a rather large knot of wood on one of the deck planks.