Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Spider in the Silk Floss Tree

Natural History

The spider, dropping down from twig,
Unfolds a plan of her devising,
A thin premeditated rig
To use in rising.
And all that journey down through space,
In cool descent and loyal hearted,
She spins a ladder to the place
From where she started.
Thus I, gone forth as spiders do
In spider's web a truth discerning,
Attach one silken thread to you
For my returning.

-- E.B. White


  1. I love spiders. I love the third picture!

  2. An anthropomorphized tree, and a visiting spider - how wonderful.

  3. And this...this is why I cannot pull down the spider webs.

  4. Whenever I think of spiders I will forever think of "Charlotte's Web" for that is how I want to envision a spider to be.

    We have a tree face too...perhaps I should share ours.

  5. LOVE the E.B. White, but spiders still give me the creeps...

  6. A spider was building a web the other night outside our window. The kitchen lights attract the bugs to the window so there're usually a couple about - the Park Ave of spider-dom - but I'd never sat down at watched one at work. It was magical. Love it.



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