Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Thursday, October 29, 2009

The webs are great feats of nature at it's best.

The female Garden Spider is much more attractive than it's mate, which is much smaller and brown. These spiders are termed Orb Weavers, due to the circular nature of their webs. Orb Weavers have 8 similar eyes, and legs that are either hairy, or spiny. They can be found in gardens, fields, as well as forests. The following photographs are of a Garden Spider. The webs are great feats of nature at it's best. The spider begins by it floating a line on the wind to another surface. This begins the long construction of silk weaving and with the final spiral being made of a sticky silk to capture prey. They may weave a new web daily, consuming the orb web before erecting a new spin. Not all Orb Weavers build webs. Some webs are marked with an "X" in center to lure prey yet also worn birds of their presence~













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