The Delicate Lace of a Spider Web

Spider Web on the fence, copyright jmeyersforeman

The Delicate Lace of a Spider Web; copyright jmeyersforeman 

I have to admit that I have a fascination with spider webs, I can’t stand that they might be growing in a neglected corner of the basement, but out in the sunshine on a fence or in the garden and I want to snap a few photos. In fact my husband will tell you I can’t hardly walk by one without taking a few photos.

It doesn’t matter how imperfect the web is, it is still beautiful, especially when the sun is shining in from behind through the delicate lace pattern that has been created. I admire the hard work and tenacity of the spider, weaving back and forth in hopes that it comes together and dinner is waiting for him soon.




Inspiration and the Spider’s Web

drew dops on the spider's web

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape from a spider’s web.  Pablo Picasso

It is hard to walk past the beautiful spiderweb, when it is decorated so wonderfully with dew drops. It is the beginning of a new year, and a lot of people are setting goals for 2014, making plans, dreaming and looking for inspiration. Bill and I are making plans to walk the Via la Plata, another camino in Spain. This walk from Seville to Santiago de Compostela is just over 1000k, and is often called the Silver Route.   As we plan our walk I wonder what inspiration I will find.

Tell me, if you will, what inspires you.

Salisbury Cathedral “elaborate lace”

Salisbury Cathedral “lace”

Photofriday word of the week is Elaborate, and I immediately thought of the spiderweb photo taken at the Salisbury Cathedral.  With the sunlight behind the web you can see the delicate elaborate design. It is amazing that one small spider can, over just a few short hours, create such a remarkable and delicate net.

check out photofriday my submission is #94,  see how it compares to the other “elaborate” photos.

this an other photos are available at jmeyersforeman/alamy