Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's truly the simple things in life!

I am trying to remember each day this quote by Marjorie Pay Hinckley..."The grand and the simple, they are equally wonderful"  I need to keep looking for the simple things that bring great joy into my life, that is much healthier, than looking at all the grand things I cannot do. I thought of this today, when my granddaughters and I were go looking all around our house looking for the neatest spider web. Jeff and I decided it should be this one. My youngest granddaughter Jenny, is still not sure about all this spider stuff, and is still trying to get used to all the fake spiders we have all over the house with the Halloween decorations.

Simple yes, but still amazing! So below are some fun facts for you about Spiders and their webs.
Also thanks to all of  you who took time to write me about the blog. I have to say that it definitely was a shot in the arm, that I needed. I am glad that it is making a difference. I will be sending out the winner their box of cards tomorrow. Thanks again!

Spider Webs

Spiders are classified according to their way of life. Web-Spinning-Spiders  spin webs to trap insects because their vision is not very good.  They know when prey is trapped on their web by detecting and reacting to the vibrations the line makes from their prey moving and trying to get free. Hunting Spiders run after insects or lie in wait for them.  Some hunting spiders spin simple webs that stretch out along the ground to catch  insects.  These spiders are grouped as hunters because they run after the insects that land in their webs.
This article will deal with silk of spider' web as well as different types of webs and how various spiders use these webs in their daily lives.  Did you know that each spider can produce several different types of silk?


"The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."  ~ Thomas More

"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak."  ~ Hans Hofmann

"The means to gain happiness is to throw out from oneself like a spider in all directions an adhesive web of love, and to catch in it all that comes"  ~ Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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