My all-time favorite book as a child was Charlotte's Web..... I loved the story of cunning little spider Charlotte and her friend Wilbur the pig. To this day I remember certain parts of the book even though it's been years since I've read it- like Fern pleading for her dad to spare the little runt piglet because "he couldn't help being born small!" and Wilbur getting his "buttermilk bath" for the county fair. I especially identified with Fern because at the time I was introduced to the book, she and I were the same age.
(8 years old.)
I was out with my camera one morning this week trying to get some pictures of the sunrise and happened upon some amazing webs draped with mist from the morning's fog. I stopped for a minute to snap a few pictures, and then smiled.... I never see a spider web (or walk into one.... *ugh*) that I don't think about Charlotte writing the words "Some Pig" and "Terrific" in her web. And even though I've never been a big fan of spiders (other than Charlotte), I can't help but be fascinated by their delicate, silky masterpieces.
Happy Friday, everyone!