Thursday, August 26, 2010

the house of spiders

Over a large header in my kitchen I have the saying, "Benvenuti a casa di segreti", which is Italian for "Welcome to the House of No Secrets".  This was in part because our house is so old, you really can hear everything and in part because I don't think families should keep secrets.  What we almost had written there was "Benvenuto nella casa dei ragni"...  Welcome to the House of Spiders. I thought that might freak out some of my guests, so I opted against it.  


The truth is my house is the spider house.  Everywhere you look there are spiders or spider webs.  I am amazed at how a gigantic, intricate spider web can seem to appear overnight (and almost always in my back door way).  I actually like spider webs and my father assures me spiders are my friends, so I never harm them (I just wish they'd find a less obvious place to hang out). 


I've grown an appreciation for how beautiful spider webs can actually be.  I love being able to step back and see the natural beauty in things.  How about you?  


















"Experience is never limited and it is never complete: it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue".  
~Henry James



13 comments:

  1. lovely lovely photos...
    they are completely amazing.

    we just watched charlotte's web this week so i am very in tuned to spiders and their webs right now :)

    i don't mind them when they are outside...except brown recluse. they make me cry.

    have a great weekend.
    chas

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  2. My house here in Italy is always full of spiders webs as fast as I move them they are back! Maybe I should start looking at them through the lens of my camera as you have done. Beautiful shots!

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  3. Wow!!! Love those pictures!! Spiders have never bothered me and those webs really are marvels of engineering.

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  4. The photography is delightful. Nature is so beautiful. I share your spider situation. My house is near a canyon and we have spiders everywhere. I see at least 10 every day. Fortunately, they are mostly the kind that do not bite so it's just a nuisance to clean up their webs, nothing more.

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  5. They are beautiful, aren't they. I haven't really thought about it a lot. Thanks for making me step back! Following you back!

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  6. wow...great pictures of those spider webs...isn;t nature amazing!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog from SITS. I hope a food truck finds its way to your neck of the woods soon.

    What great photos! Wow. And I see on your about page that you are an Italy lover. Obviously so am I (hence my olive oil photo).

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  8. Well, I detest spiders (horrible childhood experience) but I agree that their webs are nothing short of artistic wonders! The photos are gorgeous. I've tagged you on my blog, so if you want to play along (NO pressure), just hop on over!

    http://org-kaos.blogspot.com/2010/08/ive-been-tagged.html

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  9. Those are beautiful! It's amazing how nature works...

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  10. nope. spiders completely creep me out lol!

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  11. Well, I am quite afraid of the creepy crawly things but I am in awe of their webs. Great photos!

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  12. I love spide webs - from a distance! One night as a storm was brewing and the wind being kind of raucus, I watched a spider frantically re-building his web over and over and over. oh, and over - it was like poetry and ballet at the same time! However, I'd appreciate it if they just stayed outside!

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