Tricia Booker Photography

October 27, 2011

Spider Time

It’s that time of year when a hike in the woods requires careful scrutiny of the trail ahead, when a momentary lapse of concentration can result in a spider web enveloping your face and head. This fall’s spider crop seems especially plentiful, with delicate webs collecting dew in the early mornings and glistening in the farm fields as we drive by on the way to school.

Our new deck seems to be a favorite gathering spot as well, and this spider has spent the past week collecting brown marmorated stinkbugs, so I’ve been careful to not disturb her when I sweep leaves off the steps. Today, I noticed her web had some damage, perhaps from a tough old stinkbug fighting its way out, but the strands still looked beautiful drenched in the morning mist.

 

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