September 22nd, 2011 - Waiting

It's incredible how impatient we humans are compared to other living creatures. Wait too long at a green light and horns are honked. Slight delay in getting your food and the restaurant gets a negative review. But this spider is willing to wait as long as it takes — steadily and quietly — until food shows up. I envy its patience.

September 11th, 2011 - Fear

The spider had built two webs. One covered the entryway across the sliding door to the backyard. The other covered the path across the steps leading down from the deck. I tried several times to sneak up and grab a photo of the spider in the middle of the web. But it was too scared and scampered away each time.