The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout.
Really, I don’t care what size the spider was, he was still a spider. On the plus side, he was on a water spout, which I assume was outside.
A waterspout is an intense columnar vortex (usually appearing as a funnel-shaped cloud) that occurs over a body of water. They are connected to a towering cumuliform cloud or a cumulonimbus cloud. In the common form, it is a non-supercell tornado over water.
Not that kind of waterspout, seeing as how spiders don’t usually hang out in the middle of open bodies of water.
In this case, the waterspout is actually a downspout. The water runs through the gutters, down the downspout (or waterspout if you prefer) and off to wherever water goes when it’s no longer in the downspout.
The big question is why is the spider climbing up? Why not just build a web near the ground, in a bush, or in some other easily reachable bug populated location?
More to the point, what was at the top of the waterspout that the spider found so irresistible that he waited for the sun to evaporate the water and tried climbing again? Personally, I’ve never heard of anything particularly interesting lurking near the gutters.
Which brings us to the biggest question of all: Why the heck am I thinking about this?
I have absolutely no clue.
I have got to get more sleep.