Spider’s Web: A Dream Catcher Mandala

Good Morning!  This weeks WordPress photo challenge is ‘Good Morning!’ and for some reason I immediately thought of cobwebs.  I see them every morning as little gossamer-threaded carpets glistening with dew in the grass when I take the dogs out first thing in the morning and I can’t help but smile at the spider’s industry whilst most of us have all been tucked up in our beds.

web-covered gorse catching the early morning light

web-covered gorse catching the early morning light

The fact that a spider’s web has featured many times in the past few days has not gone unnoticed.  I was arrested by this beautiful web that appeared overnight on the back of my car recently.  The fact that it had appeared on my instrument of transport seemed particularly poignant.

spun web on the back of my car

spun web on the back of my car

Is this a reminder that my journey is in the process of change?  Seeing a web brings attention to the elaborate construction of our lives, and the power to repair broken threads or build new webs when required to do so.  The fact that a friend recently saw me becoming entangled in a web when he envisaged a situation I have become involved in made me sit up and take notice.

the same web basking in the glory of the early morning sunlight

the same web basking in the glory of the early morning sunlight

These delicately exquisite constructions are usually made overnight thus making me think of them as dream catchers that allows us to filter out negative influences.  I think this is why they have been brought to my attention recently.

For other Good Morning! photos, see here.

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10 responses to “Spider’s Web: A Dream Catcher Mandala

  1. Scary, yet beautiful! Nice pictures!
    Charlie

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    • Thanks so much Charlie. Really appreciate your comments. Interesting, it didn’t occur to me that anyone might find them scary, but I guess they wouldn’t appeal to the arachnophobe!

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  3. The web, the web, the Web of Life! Maybe your car as a means of transportation needs to be reconsidered? How does it get you into a sticky web, or a maze that’s difficult to extricate yourself from? on the other hand, how does the car give you the freedom to be more engaged in the larger web of life? Perhaps, there are never simple answers…. I am taking the liberty to include my spiderweb post here for your readers to enjoy: http://beautyalongtheroad.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/a-spidery-good-morning/

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