Connecting to the Web

Connecting to the Web

I love summer evenings outdoors, don’t you?  Especially this time of year.  I call it “Spiderber” rather than September. Spiders rule our backyard in Spiderber.  Cobwebs form everywhere!  It’s like watching a program on the Discovery Channel each night from our patio. One night during an outdoor dinner, I watched in fascination as a spider created a web out of nowhere.  The spider got my attention by dropping down right next to me to anchor. What happened next caught me by complete surprise. I became mystified as I watched this spider work to create it’s trap. Once anchored, the spider worked from the center outward as it expanded. With each thread of webbing the spider ventured out from the middle…