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.
“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”