Tuesday Photo Challenge – Structure

Stunning photo to suggest the theme of STRUCTURE (copyright Frank Jansen Photography):

I took these pictures of a spider’s web on our stern in September 2015.
From a human point of view, it is not sturdy, waterproof or strong enough to be weight-bearing, being intricate layers and strands meticulously placed by a tiny creature spinning and weaving endlessly back and forth.
I watched a money spider on our car window one day, enthralled how it lifted its abdomen to spin the silken threads continuously only to pause at the end of the glass, turn and retrace its steps, occasionally swinging Tarzan-like to the wing mirror to give another dimension to its craft.
These works of art are so finely detailed, beautiful when adorned by morning dew, yet a deadly trap to inquisitive insects or those unfortunate enough to be blown into the sticky tendrils.

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If the web is destroyed, the spider simply begins again on another unique masterpiece of Nature’s structural engineering.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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5 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Structure

  1. jansenphoto says:

    Spiders are true master artisans! Great entry!

  2. Pingback: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 46 – Dutch goes the Photo!

  3. If the spider keeps coming back to this spot, then it must be because it can catch its food here. It’s probably doing you a service.

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