Before running errands this morning I went out into the back yard to play ball with my boy. Stretching from one of the corners of the patio across the yard to the cactus garden was a huge web. Luckily, the sun was shining on a portion of it so I didn’t run into it unknowingly. Below is a small portion of the web; I did a web search out of curiosity to see if there is a correlation between the environment/pollutants/insecticides and spiders weaving weird patterns. I didn’t find my answer, but did start a new search on Native Americans and spiders. I was trying to remember if they refer to spiders as “grandmother spider” (they do). I came across a site on spider symbolism that had some interesting information that fit what I’m going through to a T.

When I came home from running errands I went to look at the web again. There was no sign of the web, or the spider! What I did find interesting was how easy things flowed while running errands; I was done in a fraction of the time I thought it would take me. I give credit to grandmother spider and her message to me.

The Web of Life?
The Web of Life?

Photo Info

  • Fujifilm XT-3
  • Lensbaby Velvet 56
  • Focal Length: 56mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Aperture: f/2.8 to 5.6 (didn’t look to see what I had it set at)
  • Shutter Speed: 1/80
  • Exposure Compensation: +0.3EV

Post Processing Info

RAW photo was minimally processed in Luminar 3

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