Ever had a weed demand your attention?
I have been unable to visit or respond to comments these last several months. But please know how grateful I am for your visits and kind words. I have felt it might be better to turn off comments since it is difficult for me to reply (and I don’t want to seem unappreciative!) but I’ve received questions about that and requests to leave them open. So, I will leave comments open and hope that you will understand how much I appreciate the words you leave for me even though I cannot always reply. Thank you all for your kindness and encouragement. Your support for my creative efforts here has meant so very much to me.
I had a few minutes to dash over the few blocks to where my spider friend lives in a clematis vine and snap a quick shot (in what is now just a drizzling rain). I have to say I continue to be blown away when I realize how clever this spider is. While much of her web is destroyed, the core funnel of it is fine (even though it’s soaked), as it is nestled down safely beneath a thick bunch of leaves. She has her own umbrella! You can’t see her in the photograph, which shows the entrance to the funnel in the top left quadrant of the image beneath the leaf, but she’s in there. I saw her huddled down inside it, all big and leggy, just being her spider self. Hooray for her! I hope she’ll rebuild.
Let’s hope she makes it. Her web is already looking a bit ragged.