Dew drops on this spider's web, following an early-morning fog, help us to better see its intricate beauty. The photo, by Fir0002/Flagstaffotos, was taken at Swifts Creek, Victoria - a gorgeous location in southeastern Australia - during June of 2007. Image online, via Wikimedia Commons. License: GFDL v1.2
The web itself is a miracle.
As Andy White went into his North Brooklin barn to feed a pig, he was distracted by a gray spider spinning a web. Working hard, that barn spider produced strands of silk stronger than similarly-sized strands of steel. How could such a thing be?
Not long before he watched the spider, one of White’s pigs had died. Distraught, he wrote an essay called “Death of a Pig.” His sadness is reflected in words like these:
He had evidently become precious to me ...
Original Release Date: December, 2006
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