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webmaster | 08/30/13

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

While sitting on my patio enjoying the ways of nature, I was led to concentrate on something I had not noticed before. I don’t know if it has to do with the time of the year, or if it is something that always happens but I had never noticed before. The sun was at the right angle reflecting the long strings of spider webs waving in the breeze. They were attached to my fence, to my picnic table and several bushes. They were moving in the breeze like long tentacles reaching out for something to grab on to.

As I watched, I noticed they were grabbing the limbs of the trees that were low to the ground, which formed a bridge for the spiders to start building a larger web. I had noticed several insects flying in the backyard just before the sun went down and that is what attracted the bats earlier in the year.

I had no idea the spiders would move in after the bats left to find other feeding places. As I watched this amazing display of nature unfolding my thoughts moved to another experience I had while living back east...


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