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SUNDAY, OCT. 19, 2008, 7:54 P.M.

A Fall Afternoon Along the Lake

Good evening, Netizens...

Wandering down a country road near Lake Pend O'Reille I chanced upon this marvelous piece of autumn craftsmanship. The reason the intricacy of the spider web is difficult to see in this picture is that the web consisted of at least half a dozen layers, all apparently woven by one solitary spider, or at least that is all I could see.

“What a choice view lot”, the spider seemed to be whispering as it labored away in the late afternoon sunshine, “for I know lots of spiders that could never afford to build their homes overlooking such a beautiful body of water.”

It was so true. While I sat watching easily a handful of various flying insects made the fatal error of flying into the gauze woven by the spider, thus enhancing its horde for the coming of winter.


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