Baby Spiders!

“Facebutt” is deluged with videos of silly, cute videos of kitty cats & puppy dogs. So much torment to sit thru, LOL! Well, shit, then, here’s a short video I recorded of sweet little animal babies doing what cute little animal babies do:

Came home late from work last Wednesday on the 24th of May 2017. Went to dump the kitchen compost into the compost & yard waste canister bin the Seattle of City provides its residents. Light reflected and scintillated from something shimmering atop the lid of the large green can. What was that? Tiny UFOs? LOL! 

As I closed in to inspect this peculiar phenomenon, I quickly realized I was looking at a swarm of freshly hatched baby spiders. I couldn’t identify the species, being hundreds of such babies if not thousands. The oscillating iridescence proved to be sunlight reflecting from shimmering strands of spider webs spun out by these darling little arthropodic arachnids.

I felt a curious awe. Here was Nature having its way as Life indeeds finds a way, to mangle up a couple of quotes. Indeed, Life doesn’t find a way as much as lives. Life lives. Life lives until dead. So I filmed it. 

Then I realized how “tiyuhd” I am of endless silly kitty & wacky puppy videos plastering the web. Yeah, those viddies are cute & funny, but, hey, so are baby spiders! As long as they aren’t scrawling thru my hair or dangling from my hearing aids to race down inside my shirt!


William Dudley Bass
Sunday 28 May 2017
Seattle, Washington

NOTE: This first appeared as a post to my Facebook page on Thursday 26 May 2017 and was revised for publication here.


Copyright © 2017 by William Dudley Bass. All Rights Reserved until we Humans establish Wise Stewardship of and for our Earth and Solarian Commons. Thank you.

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