Web of Love

Inspired by the Moody Minstrel's picture of a beautiful kogane-gumo (gold spider) on its web, I've been paying more attention to spider webs, which at this time of year are plentiful around here. The other day, after a rain, I noticed a large web of about 60 cm (2 feet) that is suspended on a span of perhaps two meters running from our garage roof down to a wall. Covered with water droplets, it stood out like a diamond tiara against the dark background. I have not found the spider to compliment it on its artful engineering feat.

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“The means to gain happiness is to throw out from oneself like a spider in all directions an adhesive web of love, and to catch in it all that comes”
-Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy


The Moody Minstrel said...

Those are so beautiful when they are covered with dew or raindrops like that.

They are also such a royal pain in the behindermost to blunder into while walking across your yard.

Pandabonium said...

MM said, "They are also such a royal pain in the behindermost to blunder into while walking across your yard."

That's when I do this:
Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

Robin said...

Yuksss... I hate spider..

One day, Tosca, my not so friendy cat, who think I am her prince.. brought back one of her trumps from the garden.

A big died spider which she killed.. and guess where she put it..

AT MY PILLOW... faint...

Pandabonium said...

Robin- that would be pretty yucky I'll admit.

I knew a woman whose german shepherd would also bring her "presents" and lay them on her pillow - once she brought a dead rat!

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

On a tangent - I have a file called spider SAV, apparently compressed (zipped) folder 1.91 kb. I send it to the trashcan and the next day it is back. Every day I send it to the trashcan and it comes back! I can't even open it anyway! Help! I think it was to do with those pics of spiders on acid, etc.!

Pandabonium said...

Wendy - I've been using a Mac for four years now, so I'm not up to speed with Windows issues, but from what I've read, this file could just be a saved game of spider solitare which would reappear automatically everytime a game was played or launched.

OR - it could be part of a virus called "BugBear".

You need to make sure your anti-virus program is up to date and run it to remove any viruses on your computer. Just go to the website for your anti-virus - MacCaffee, Symantic (Norton), what ever - and get the latest update. If you aren't running anti-virus software, you can usually download a free trial copy.

Good luck.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Solved! I mentioned it to Peceli about the spider file and he said it's the card game he plays every day! So each time he finishes a game, the file pops up in My Documents! I guess we need to talk to one another more often.

bonnie said...

funny postscript to my Jamaica Bay paddle - we were out for a number of hours. During that time, a spider decided that Sebago club member J's car-top kayak rack was the perfect spot to spin a web. We all actually felt sort of bad for the spider - all that work & probably not enough time to catch so much as a gnat before it got wrecked.

shoot, I should've taken a picture.