Web Makers


All around my back yard, flower beds, and garden, I am finding spiders at work building webs, hoping to snare some unsuspecting insect. As summer draws to a close, fall sneaks in quietly, with shorter days and welcomed cooler temperatures. Spiders will use their catch for nourishment to help then create an egg sacs that will survive fall and winter, hatching in the spring as warm days return again. The cycle of life continues.

Spiders keep spinning

Autumn’s internal clock ticks

Bugs feed urgency


Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Written for Frank Tassone’s Saturday Haikai challenge.  Our writing needed to reflect the message that autumn is near.

#Haikai Challenge #47 (8/18/18): autumn near (aki chikashi) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

15 thoughts on “Web Makers

  1. A friend told me an old farmer told her, based on the number of spider webs we see, it can predict the kind of winter we will have. The more you see, the more snow!! I hope he’s wrong! That’s an incredible web she’s spun 🙂

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  2. Great observation of the spider’s work. More spiders here this year, snow….ah! can’t say no to it, it will come anyway. I enjoyed your post, Dwight.

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  3. I see that urgency with the fourth generation Monarchs… I’m attempting to save some –
    I find the Monarch migration amazing. I hadn’t seen many Monarchs for most of the summer and then just this month about a dozen.
    The ‘cats’ I’ve got in a tank range in size from the lower part of the i – the egg they crawled out about 1/3rd the size of a lower case letter o – to the 3rd or forth instar stage in which the cat is maybe a half inch to 3/4th’s inch long.

    (I saw you wrote about Crickets… I’m going to look at that post now…)

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  4. Pingback: #Haikai Challenge #48 (8/26/18): Causes #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga – Frank J. Tassone

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