Here is a beautiful and peaceful painting of butterflies to get your mind off the heading.
Why am I talking about spiders today
I hate spiders
especially big spiders
If one enters my home, it dies.
But there is a purpose to this story . . . for some reason, perhaps because we have an increase in bugs this summer we have many more spiders in the garden . . . not the large ugly ones (well some only a mother could love) . . . and not nasty ones. And what is incredible about them is their webs - they are building huge webs between flowers or trees to maximize their catch. Each evening the spiders repair or rebuild their webs and wait and see what they catch, most are doing very well - they have incredible patience when you think about it. One particular web would be similar to me building a massive bridge on my own in just a few hours . . . it is an engineering masterpiece and I can't help but marvel at the skill of webmaker. The only time I remove webs is if they go across my paths, nothing worse than walking into a web when you don't expect it!
God has certainly created a incredible creature . . . I just wish it kept out of my house. If we all slow down, open our eyes and look around us, we will be surprised at the magnificent beauty that God has created. So often though we miss things because it doesn't appear to be beautiful, but when we look a little closer we may be surprised just as I have been with the spider and its web.
PS After writing this I was out in the gardening moving pots about and I came across the largest Red Back I have ever seen. It is now very dead. I don't mess around with Red Backs as they can bite and can make a person very sick.