Monday, October 05, 2020

Oh What A Tangled Web...

 ... it's hard not to think about all the craziness going on in the good ol' USofA when walking past all these spider webs. Spider season happens in a very big way here on the north coast of California. There are webs everywhere. I am not going to write the name of the person who inspired this post, but I've been wondering for days if any word out of anyone's mouth affiliated with that person is a word of truth. Is it all deceit? Perhaps spider season happens in the White House. 





 We wait and see what comes next and hope the webs come tumbling down in November. That's the way the season of the spider finally ends.



28 comments:

  1. The spider has more foresight, planning and skill than any politicians. Their webs are rarely tangled until humans blunder through. Spider Man for President!

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    1. John-- Yes! You are so right. We love your idea of Spider Man for President. That would be perfect.

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  2. Oh what a tangled web he weaves. Let's end his season in November. Can't wait.

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    1. Patti-- We're hoping this season of deceit finally comes to an appropriate end.

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  3. Those are some serious webs! (But much more beautiful than the White House version.)

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    1. Steve-- The webs here have been very beautiful this season. We love them.

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  4. spider webs are so beautiful when they glisten with dew.

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    1. ellen-- Love the dew on spider webs. Sparkling beauty.

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  5. Recently I've come to believe that everything is this bunch says is not truthful. and if it's just inaccurate they are very dumb. As with a pack of lies at some time the whole thing unravels.

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    1. Red-- We're hoping the unraveling has begun in a very big way.

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  6. Nature does provide a more beautiful image of feeding the spiders than the political webs...which I avoid lest I become someone's dinner.

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    1. Barbara-- Spider webs are so much more beautiful than the political webs of deceit they have spun.

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  7. Writing or even speaking the name of that person is something I avoid.

    Are there any words of truth spoke by that person and his affiliates? This song came to mind:

    https://youtu.be/UaiGABTj0aA

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    1. am-- No, there are no words of truth uttered by him or anyone who is affiliated with him. Ugh. Thank you for the song!

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  8. Wow! Those spiders sure have been busy! Isn't it amazing how large they can make those webs and so intricate!

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    1. EllenD-- Just the other day I said to Roger that if I had a "do-over" I wouldn't study Evolutionary Anthropology the way I did at the university. I would study spiders. Human evolution is interesting, but spiders are truly way more fascinating.

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  9. Beautiful webs. I really admire spiders. We have some deadly ones here in Oz but they don't build beautiful webs like these.

    Yep. Unbelievable. Was the Emperor with No Clothes ever sick? And even if he is/was - great job telling people not to be afraid - like everyone's got access to the cocktail of meds he is on. I reckon it's the steroids talking. Let's see what happens in a week when the drug regime has to change.

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    1. Dr Michelle-- Spiders really are an interesting life form. There are a few poisonous ones here as well.

      We are blown away by what is unfolding in our our country. How is this possible? What has become of us? I have no idea. We are waiting to see what happens next.

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  10. I'd never thought too much about that quote, perhaps because it's attributed to Walter Scott. When I bought my first Kindle it was possible to download - for free - all Scott's novels, a huge pile. Which I did. The harder task would have been to read them, any of them. Did you know he was knighted? I'd forgotten.

    The fact is that "tangled" and "web" don't go together. Nothing is less tangled than a spider's web, it's a masterpiece of precision engineering. You've taken advantage of the autumn variants; the winter variants, where frost plays a part, are even more spectacular. They were more apparent in our present new garden (I say "new" but we moved in 21 years ago) than they'd ever been before. Like you, I photographed them, but with an underlying belief that I wasn't entitled to them, that I didn't deserve such beauty.

    But God forbid we should ever be limited to our just deserts.

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    1. Roderick-- It's true, tangled and web really don't go together. Spider webs are masterpieces of design and effort. Yet the quote persists and it seemed to work to describe this insane moment in my country. I find the work of spiders to be truly beautiful, and I love this season of their splendor.

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  11. Beautiful webs you really caught some good ones. Bad news about the clown but he sill might get worse his head has not changed though it's still huge

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    1. Billy-- Glad you liked the webs. They are everywhere and beautiful. We're waiting to see what happens next with the clown!

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  12. Yikes! November can't come any too soon!

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  13. I have been noticing webs everywhere around here, too. They are so prominent at the side of the road that you can see them from the car as you pass by.

    Old webs can take a long time to clean up.

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    1. Mark-- I love knowing that there is a spider season there too. They are such interesting little creatures.

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  14. That was quite the analogy, Robin, and well taken too. I have never been successful at capturing a spider web, but have heard that using a spray bottle helps them show up more clearly in photos. I don't suppose you did that.

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    1. Beatrice-- Glad you liked that analogy. I was pretty lucky that the fog and mist here made those lovely droplets for me!

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