Spider Silk and Summer Sun

Beautiful Walkway, sun, shade and spider webs.

Beautiful Walkway, sun, shade and spider webs.

Strong and beautiful, moving in the summer breeze.

Strong and beautiful, moving in the summer breeze.

It is Spider Season on the West Coast.  The big Spiders are out building webs and looking for mates.

I like spiders.  Their webs are fascinating.  The Webs are beautiful, seemingly ethereal, but amazingly strong.  They eat the bugs that we don’t like and for the most part leave us along.  In many cultures they are considered lucky and when seen about the house, money will follow.   In some Neopagan traditions, the spider web itself is seen as a symbol of the Goddess and of creation of life.  I know a few knitters, spinners and weavers that use the spider and web as a symbol of their crafts.

Spider waiting.

Spider waiting.

We walked the Louden Pathway on Sunday.  Spider webs were everywhere.  Above our heads and on both sides of the path.  I took quite a few pictures.  I love the way that spider webs and spider silk show iridescent in the sunshine.

 

Spindly Mallow and incredible blue sky.

Spindly Mallow and incredible blue sky.

 

More Spindly Mallow and incredible Sky.

More Spindly Mallow and incredible Sky.

It was an incredible morning with a light breeze and really, really deep blue sky.  There was a spindly mallow bush along the way that had tall thin branches, each with one flower glowing against the sky – Gorgeous Morning.

Happy Viewing

Lynette

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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