Sunday, July 20, 2008

Darkness

For the past few weeks there has been something quite magnificent in our front yard. Typically things of this sort will give me the chills, make me run and hide and just plain scare me.

But for some reason this one does not.

It is a work of art. A beautiful site. It makes me imagine all of the hard work this creature has instilled into it's creation.

Every night I can go out onto my front porch and stand still in the darkness.

And I see it.

The most beautiful spiderweb I have ever seen. The spider is waiting patiently on the web. And each night the web manages to make all of us go outside and marvel at this work of art.

It reminds me of Charlotte's Web. I can say that the original movie and the book are my one of my favorite children's story ever. So much so I cannot wait to get them for Isabella when she is old enough to understand the movie.

Maybe that is why I am fascinated with our spider. I think I will name her Charlotte. To me she has somehow taken me back to my youth.

Even if it is only for a few mere moments each night.

4 comments:

Kristen said...

Take a picture!!

Do you think it would show up??

I would love to see it too!

Vashey Fam said...

Yes please! I'd like to see it! That is one of my favorite books too. That and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Jill and Rick said...

Picture please!!

Love you!

Mom

Mamasphere said...

As soon as I read "spiderweb", my scalp started to tingle. I have issues with spiders, but they do create some really beautiful webs. I'd love to see a picture! (So I can admire from afar).