4:00 AM Arachnid

It’s 4:00 AM! Do you know where your arachnids are? This one built its web on the gate at the irrigation ditch, which I discovered when I went out to turn in the water at four this morning. The web was destroyed when I lowered the gate to dam the water. With each turn of the wheel, the web slowly collapsed until it disappeared once the gate was down. The poor spider held on till the last minute then dropped on a thread toward the water. I grabbed its thread and pulled the spider back onto the wheel —then I headed back to the house in the muted light of an overcast moon.

Hot Cocoa on a cool, wet morning