A little bit of cunning……………

‘Will you walk into my parlour?’ said the Spider to the Fly,

”Tis the  prettiest parlour that ever did you spy;

The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,

And I have many curious things to show when you are there.’

‘Oh no, no,’ said the little Fly, ‘to ask me is in vain,

For who goes up your winding stair can ne’er come down again

The Spider and the Fly
Mary Howitt (1799 – 1888)

Thats what came to mind the other morning when I went out the back door and spied what appeared to be a wall hanging where there is no wall!

Spiders Web

The spider who constructed this must have been busy during the night because I certainly didn’t notice it the day before.  These are a few photos taken – not the best because of the position of the sun and a camera that needs replaced.  Just to give you an idea of the skills these tiny little creatures must have to be able to construct something as fine as this.


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25 thoughts on “A little bit of cunning……………

  1. G’day Cathy. That’s a fabulous web. I don’t think I have ever seen one as big as that. Wonder what the spider looks like ! Take care. Liz…


  2. Knock it down before you forget it is there and walk right into it. Don’t worry, it will be right back and even bigger tomorrow. I have a very large spider who continues to spin his/her web to the left of the entrance to our den and try as I may, that poor critter continues to rebuild after my every destruction.


  3. It took Sherlock a moment to work out you were a fellow Aussie, who else would have an honest to goodness garden shed.
    I think I spiders as well as many other creatures are confused with our weather vacillating between scorching summer and getting out the winter woolies again.
    Though they are lovely webs, spiders usually start spinning in late summer of early autumn.


  4. I have these orb weavers too – and they’re so tough those webs when you get hooked up on them! Lovely photos …


  5. Good shots! In the summer we have a lot of that – nothing like opening the front door and walking into a spiderweb or it’s maker – hanging at eye level!


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