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.
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.
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.