Apr 7, 2010

every orchard starts as a seed

A lot has been said about the faith of mustard seeds, but not enough about the faith of spiders.

Spiders choose a spot then wait. They find a gap to bridge with silk then set a strand aloft on a breeze to find purchase. They hang a spiral trap from a scaffold and sit in self-spun thrones, centers of a silken universe, waiting, and dinner does buzz in.

This tiny, creekside spider gets a steady diet of caddisflies and midges, rewards for spider faith.

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