Haiku – Friendly Spider
The ‘three dimensional’ analogy that I have used is based on an important characteristic of the cobweb – it is used to describe the three dimensional web of some spiders of the theridiidae family. The picture used here is one is that of the Corn Spider, also known as the black an Yellow Garden Spider and is found across most of North America – from Canada southward to Central America and also in Hawaii. Giant Corn Spiders thrive in gardens. Their large, late summer webs have a characteristic zigzag pattern of denser silk in their centers known as stabilimentum. When pesr, such as grasshoppers, land in their webs, the spiders quickly administer venom and wrap their prey in silk. The Corn Spider may bite if harassed, but its venom is harmless to most people. In the fall, the female produces one to three egg cases that hatch over winter, while she dies with the first freeze. Baby spiderlings hatch in spring. They are tiny and dust-like and use a bit of silk as a sail to be windswept to a new home.
I clicked this particular picture in the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens at Myrtle Beach. The spider here is made of 16,492 Lego bricks and that is the specialty of this picture! If you visit Myrtle Beach – this is a must-see attraction for all nature lovers!
A Haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five; traditionally evoking images of the natural world
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