Since returning from adventures abroad, I have not been able to sit still! And I am a Still! There is so much to be gained from having new perspective on the world which, for me, manifests in a desire to explore my own backyard. In every interesting place I visit I relate to the things I understand first, and I understand best what I know from my everyday life. Being away reminded me not only of what I already know, it also got me thinking about what I might have missed. In this post I have included two pictures of spider webs from my backyard. The orb web (classic spiral web) is just outside my door- the smart spider that makes that web (and hides in the wind chime below it) has taken advantage of the light that is turned on inside when it is dark. All the insects that are attracted to my window get caught in the web first. In the other picture are some dome webs from a trail in Wunderlich Park (can you see them?). There are other kinds of webs, of course, click on this link to find out more. And keep exploring those wonder-full backyards! See you back at school soon!