Monday, June 13

I'm hoping this does not end like Charlotte's Web ...

... but Mrs Golden Orb, Esmeralda to her nearest and dearest, has made herself the most beautiful golden cloud of a nest.She crouches over it protectively, not moving for rain or wind (and it's been raining and howling for days, as is traditional for my birthday long weekend).She's looking very thin, deflated, wrung out.A twitterer said yesterday, "any spider that avoids being eaten, gets to adulthood and has babies is a winner, and there ain't many winners".
She's right, Esmerelda has won so far as nature is concerned, but nature is a cruel, heartless bitch sometimes.

3 comments:

cookiecrumb said...

That golden floss is her victory? Good, Esmeralda.

Ms Brown Mouse said...

I hope it is Cookie.

e said...

Gorgeous.