Spider webs are fascinating structures. This one, like many others along the hiking trail, has collected up the dew drops. The architect hides just inside the tunnel — waiting for his thirsty prey to stop in for a drink I suppose.
Oh! what a tangled web we weave
When first we practise to deceive!
On one hand, this seems like such a cruel thing. Yet, if you stop to think about it, we humans often use varying forms of deception to lure in our victims. Although it is not for the purpose of eating them alive. From a business lunch to seal the deal, or a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down, we all weave our own webs of sorts. Indeed, it is an art that some are skilled at… and others, not so much.
Quote (above) by Sir Walter Scott, Marmion