Wednesday Lensday: It’s not Charlotte’s…

It’sΒ Katie’s web.

Named after the car it had entangled, one foggy, soggy morning. The webs were everywhere – this spider (spiders?) had been extremely busy, criss-crossing the vehicles and the garden. Had I not been on my way out to work, I’d have stopped to snap more, taking advantage of the heavy moisture which adorned the intricacies with jewel like droplets.

-Walter Scott-

O, what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to decieve.

Whilst the first image was taken only a couple of days ago, the second is a few years old. During a winter when we had unprecedented snowfall, this frozen entrapment was still clinging to its moorings, long after the thaw began.

The poem I found is by E.B. White. I don’t remember reading it before, Β despite having read Charlotte’s Web (is it from the book?) but I love the first verse particularly. πŸ™‚

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The spider, dropping down from twig,
Unfolds a plan of her devising,
A thin premeditated rig
To use in rising.

And all that journey down through space,
In cool descent and loyal hearted,
She spins a ladder to the place
From where she started.

Thus I, gone forth as spiders do
In spider’s web a truth discerning,
Attach one silken thread to you
For my returning.

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What’s your favourite spider poem / song? I’d love to hear them in the comments. As always, thanks for looking!

Image Credits: All my own so please be sweet and ask before sharing. πŸ™‚

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9 thoughts on “Wednesday Lensday: It’s not Charlotte’s…

  1. While I personally don’t like spiders….yes….I’m one of those…their webs are so detailed and magnificent and your photos are as well! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Here’s an old one from childhood.

    The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout.
    Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
    Out came the sun and dried up all the rain.
    And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.

    Truth is, I HATE spiders! ! 😣

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    1. Sorry! It’s a good job I didn’t manage to find the sculptor then πŸ™‚ The old classic nursery rhyme, how could I forget? Although, depending on which part of the world you’re in, the spider is either itsy bitsy or incy wincy. I grew up learning the latter πŸ™‚

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