Spiders are Connected!!!!

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Spiders are connected to our world through their intricate webs!!!! Some can be irritating as you walk into one!! LOL!! I HATE that feeling of not being able to get the tickly web off my face!!

Some build their elaborate trap webs in the grass & you can only see the little "funnels" when the dew is on the grass in early morning!!!! I have repeatedly tried to take a picture of them, but they never show up in the matter how easy they are to see!!!! Weird!!!!

Arachne, of Greek mythology, was turned into a spider for being a better weaver than Athena. Navajo Grandmother Spider was said to create the entire world from her silk.We must remember that for all its beauty, the web costs the spider in energy & protein to make the silk itself ~ this is a reminder that to create anything, no matter how marvelous, there is an investment that must be made, & we shouldn't take that for granted. Abandoned webs are said to have creative energies about them!!

Spider webs remind me that everything in our world is connected in some way!! Even the smallest breeze affects the blades of grass or the leaves or us!!!! In order for the tree to flourish, the roots must be strong to hold it upright & they must absorb the water & nutrients to feed the tree!! Then the sun hitting the leaves work with the chlorophyll in the leaves & the tree gives off oxygen.....our lives depend on that oxygen!!!! I am awestruck by the multitude of connections we have with each other & nature & our World as a whole!!!! We can NEVER doubt that we have effected someone or something by our very existence.....let alone what we purposely do during our life!!!! I was a nurse & I remember individual patients that I know I made a significant difference in their lives & the lives of their family & who knows what ripple effect that had!!!! One Sunday at Church, Jim & I were discussing the fact that we didn't feel we related well to the young people in the Church!! That they pretty much ignored anything we had to say!! One of the young people overheard us & 2 Sundays later the young people did a Thank You tribute to the Seniors & adults in the Church!! They showed us just how much we affected them & their lives!!!! it was humbling & amazing!!!! So many times we think no one even knows we exist, but that is SO not true!!!! Just opening a door for someone, a kind word, a hello, any small interaction can have a HUGE effect in that persons life!!!! Just imagine how many peoples' live can be affected by what we say on here!!!! I am reminded of the old adage.....Be careful of your words, you never know who is listening!!!!

(You KNOW I HAD to have a froggie on here somewhere!! LOL!!)
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    I enjoyed reading this. Thank you for the reminder! All actions have consequences, even inaction!
    1893 days ago
    Spiders (especially big ones and Black Widows) used to freak me out. Then I read that you are probably never more than 4 or 5 feet away from a spider at any time in your life and decided to get over it. Love your ending pics!
    1910 days ago
    A sparkly spider web is very pretty. The patterns are amazing. I prefer not to see the spider though. Your blog reminded me of throwing a rock in a pond and watching the ripples spread out. One small act can create big ripples!
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    1912 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/7/2015 11:03:47 PM
    Love the graphics that go with your story. A good reminder of how something little still makes such a big difference.
    1912 days ago
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    emoticon Great blog!

    But I'm squishing the spider!!! =x=
    1912 days ago
    My hubby likes to photograph spiders too. I prefer to hide from them. The gesture of the kids at the church was amazing! It's nice to know you make a difference. Love the dog picture!
    1913 days ago
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