Monday, September 26, 2005

The Parlor Is Empty

The spider is gone. There's another, smaller black and yellow argiope on our fence, but the big one I took the picture of is gone. It's strange: I've spent so much time watching her, fascinated by her and the beauty of her web. But now her web is empty, dirty, and broken in spots (she eats her web and re-spins it each night). I looked for the egg sac down in the hosta to see if she had left spring for the next generation. I couldn't find it. She's gone and our yard is less without her.

I think the hardest part is that she didn't even say goodbye.


Anna said...

Well, at least you don't have to worry about the kids eatting, or being eatten by, the spider anymore! ;)

Jamie Dawn said...

Maybe you only think she's gone. She may have just moved to a location where she could be closer to YOU!
She is a pretty one, for a spider that is.

I finished Velvet Elvis, and I forgot to give you my opinion. I think Rob Bell is a smart guy. His outlook opened my eyes to some new things and new ways of looking at my faith and its purpose. I like the book because it wasn't a re-hashing of stuff I already knew.
He's a deep thinker and is deeply emotional. I would recommend the book to others.

Scott said...

This is true, Anna. No more potential nightmarish scenes in the backyard.

Jamie, it is a good book. I would recommend it to others as well.