I started a painting yesterday afternoon but really didn't get any color on it until after dark. I took it to a stopping point and then laid my brushes down three to four hours earlier than I typically would in the course of a painting session. I thought I should hold off on my next steps until I had a chance to view the painting in the light of day.
Alas, today dawned shrouded in a heavy fog, and although the fog has since diminished, everything is still bathed in grey light. I have yet to resume painting, but while making a couple of quick trips up and down my steep driveway, I happened to notice these delicate, intricate, misty spiderwebs laced throughout the sedges in the bioswale that we designed to reduce storm runoff into the nearby creek. I had never seen such webs there before. Granted, the sedges have recently been trimmed to about 4" in length, rather than their typical 24". That being the case, I wondered aloud to my husband, "Do you think they're always there, deep in the shadows of the sedges, or do you suppose they're there now because the sedges have been trimmed?" His guess was the latter; the thought being that more light at the ground plane of the bioswale probably increased insect activity in the habitat, creating a heyday for the spiders. Regardless, the point is that I almost missed seeing them, in all of their misty blue subtlety.
While photographing them, I couldn't help but think of all of the intricate webs of connectivity that are developing amongst artists from around the world through the greater worldwide web of the Internet. Such a wonderful happening.....
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