silvery spinnings

I woke this morning to find a wonderful comment from Steven on Wednesday’s spider web post (he ponders about webs and diffraction in a post on his blog), and somehow I found my camera in my hand this afternoon to find dreamy blurs behind new webs—

and here is the spider

peering closer in at the yellow markings on the spinner, who looks to be starting with a single circular area, I wondered if all webs begin as circles…

and here is the spider

Nearby, another elegant spinner flashed with silver precision in the sun, and I blinked, trying to decipher what was spun and what was spinning, a point of reflection for the weekend ahead and the patterns I hope to weave…

spider web in april

spider web in april

p.s. these are even better in larger detail; click the image to go to the Flickr page for each—

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