It’s been awhile since I’ve entered Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge. The subject of the first week of each month is Nature. This reminded me of this picture I took recently. Even though I don’t believe in luck, I snapped the photo of this little guy to remind me to focus on good fortune… good fortune I will create.
I believe “good luck” comes to those who consistently do the next right thing over time. So now I think of the cricket as a symbol of consistency, as opposed to luck.
As I walked my dog this morning, before dawn, the frost glittered on the grass. I began thinking about the gifts I get as a result of being an early riser. I get the quiet solitude of being the only one awake in my apartment. I get those productive hours without interruption.
I get not only glittering grass, but a glint of light from a sun just below the horizon. I get the stillness just before nature is fully awake.
We had an unseasonably warm holiday season here, which only spoiled me. As I was choosing my subject for this week’s challenge, this photo took me back to autumn for a moment. Taken back in October with my iPhone 5S. Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge, Week 1: Nature.
I’m not sure whether this is a cocoon or an egg sac. I know spiders spin cocoons for molting and other reasons. I also know they spin silk around their captives and also protect their eggs in silk. In the brief time I researched, I didn’t find any conclusive evidence for what this was. My guess is that it is a cocoon.
I did not even see the spider when I took the first photo of the cocoon. After I noticed the spider, I was stunned by its web.
Not like most I have seen, this intricate web was fascinating to me.