I know I freaked some of you out with the pics of the snake in the tub, so I want to give you fair warning and a spoiler alert in case you suffer from arachnophobia. This week’s Saturday Through My Lens features spiders and webs I encountered on my morning hike last weekend at Wekiwa Springs State Park.
The early morning sun (well, let’s be honest….it wasn’t THAT early!), but anyway, the sun’s rays illuminate the intricacy of the web and shine a spotlight on these leggy creatures.
It is amazing how many layers they spin, all interconnected in a stunning display of lines and geometric rule-bending.
The sheer effort it must take to create such a masterpiece is mind-boggling. And all done in mid-air!
Do you think they have a vision and a plan when they start with absolutely nothing? Do they have a picture of how the web will turn out in their mind?
And then do they get as frustrated as I do when things don’t turn out exactly as I pictured them, or are they a little more go-with-the-flow riding the breeze where it takes them?
And do they stay calm and collected when the wind turns their world upside-down and they’re hanging by a thread?
Some webs are so dainty, so intricate, that they are almost invisible. (And that’s why you run into them without seeing them and feel strands of webbing for hours after on your skin!)
But others seem to be tangled, sticky, messy globs with no plan whatsoever.
What is all that in there? And I thought my house was cluttered?!
Sometimes it seems they are just showing off.
Some things get caught up in the web quite by accident, but others were purposefully placed there.
Do you think they are aware of all of us, the whole world, whizzing all around them?
Or do they live as the center of their own universe?
One thing is for sure. I wouldn’t want to be invited over for dinner!
I guess that just about wraps this up, if you’ll pardon the pun!
Arachnophobia is defined as an abnormal fear of spiders. I don’t think I have an abnormal fear. I think I have a healthy dose of respect, fascination, and just the right amount of being creeped out and cautious!