11 May 2010

dustweb

perhaps you can't see it here, but i spotted it the minute the i walked into the room: this thin floor-to-ceiling filament glistening in the morning sunlight streaming in the window. i have seen these before, long phantom strands that show up at a moment's notice. what is this thing? is it web? dust? and how could it materialize overnight? i saw no evidence of any living thing having created it. unless perhaps it was a result of my own negligible housekeeping these fine spring days.

13 comments:

Geetha Srinivasan said...

Chris, i'm in florida and i find such webs everyday right outside my front door. They were spider webs and i've sometimes noticed the spiders, at least that's what i think they are. And yes amazingly they build overnight! Call it determination :)

Full of Nargles said...

Hey I keep running into it too.. I always thought its web :)don't worry, its actually a rather beautiful mystery.

Californian said...

I think you keep your house neat and clean or you would't notice this kind of stuff.

nobodybutme said...

I know what that is, even if I live miles and miles from you. " spring cleaning", or I am wrong. what next? next blog please.

Lynne said...

A spider walks across the ceiling then slowly (or not so slowly) lowers itself to the floor and scampers away! No living creature but enough evidence for you to know its passing. And yes, it takes but a few minutes for one of those filaments to form.

Jennifer X said...

I find those in my car across my windshield. They seem to connect nothing, and I have not seen any spiders in my car. They always appear when I head home from work. I clear them off, because the glint can be distracting, and they always come back. There must be one spider in my parking lot that likes to do this. LOL.

kitchengardennovice said...

Chris, I spot those at my house as well. But never have I heard them defined so poetically;~)

Kristy said...

Hmmm, I have an inspiration. Dust art? Photos of dust art. A meme? I'm just being silly. :)

middle child said...

Seriously? Just one? I have decorated my whole house with this imaginative design. You're just a damn copycat!

Saradia's blogs said...

Oh My God....my Mom always scolds me of being so messy and not dusting my room in time...but this time m glad to see this....

chris said...

good to know i'm not the only one with these web-wonders around the house. i have been walking around for days now, always looking up, always searching for more. and i'm finding them...

Anonymous said...

I have seen a spider zip out a web as it literally flew down from the ceiling. I can't imagine how the little buggers manufacture their thread so quickly, but they do...Oh that I could accomplish something so speedily.

Nance

joy said...

Spiders are the totem of creativity. What you have here is the non-sticky filament they weave .... the radial bones of the web. The others the one that make concentric circles are the ones designed to catch and hold a meal.
Love,
Joy