Monday, June 4, 2012
Any Port in a Storm
I didn't think it was possible, but this little guy actually found quite a decent spot to cast his web. It's on the back side of a service elevator.
Normally I don't stand around looking at the back sides of service elevators, but when I saw this bright green spot in the middle of a spider web, I had to check it out.
It seems a really perfect location for a web once I started thinking about it. He gets a lovely breeze coming up from the Hudson which should send lots of little insects his way. He's sheltered a bit from the rain and such because there's a little overhang a few feet above him.
All in all it looks like a really good spot for a spider web.
I wonder why he's the first one that ever built a web there? Is it because I just never noticed it before - it wouldn't be the first time I just walked around Manhattan ignoring things (some things are best ignored in Manhattan) - or is it because he has gone where no other spider has gone before?
At any rate, he makes a really pretty splash of green against the black ironworks of the service elevator.
I suppose that's something in and of itself - especially on a Monday.