webs...


The weather has been amazing the past week. Cool in the mornings and evenings, getting to a high in the low to mid 80s. Not too much humidity. Amazing.

We went outside to play this morning and there was a gorgeous half moon web strung across our porch, right above the gate.


It hurt me to have to undo this spider's work, but I did it anyway, because I wanted to walk down the stairs.

(I feel slightly better after having googled about it and finding out that most orb weavers respin their web every evening.)


But first, I took some photos.

Because that is what I do. And spider webs are so beautiful to me.

I know the spider won't see the photos or care that they exist, but they're a record for me. Of this web, which was so pleasingly formed. Of the morning, with the amazing weather, and my child running around playing with his pretend bow and arrow,  pretending to be Hawkeye.


There was a full circle web at the far end of the front porch that is in a perfect location (between two posts, so I won't have to remove it. I haven't photographed it yet, but I think I'll go out there with my camera at the golden hour tonight. If it's still there.

Maybe I can capture it with the sunset behind it. Or with the spider. They're elusive, these orb weavers. I saw the one on the front porch that was HUGE, which startled me, but orb weavers aren't dangerous and it scurried away as soon as it felt my steps approach.


For now, I have the photos of this half moon web.

Thank you spiders, for catching and eating the mosquitoes and small flying insects in our yard! I appreciate you! I just don't like to walk into webs.