Master’s in Web Design

My son will be graduating this May with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration and a minor in Business, and my daughter is pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in English Literature and Spanish, with a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language.  Well, I’m pretty sure Harriett, the spider who has starred in my recent posts, has her Master’s in Web Design!

Today, I caught her in the act of building a new web, and it was absolutely captivating!  Here are eight photos – one for each of Harriett’s legs – so you can ooh and aah alongside me.




As she went back and forth, shooting web from her spinnerets, I was happily humming the spiderman theme song.



It was amazing how quickly she worked.  I am not kidding when I say it truly made me marvel – both at her creation and at her Creator.



When she finally grew tired of spinning (or tired of me taking her picture) she stopped to rest awhile in what I assume will be the center of the web.


While I still don’t want any Harriett’s in the house, I have certainly enjoyed watching her these past several days.

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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23 Responses to Master’s in Web Design

  1. neihtn2012 says:

    Much better than some Web designers I know! 🙂

  2. I’m warming to her although I’d still be horrified if I found her scuttling across the bedroom floor…

  3. You not only have a very smart son and daughter, you also have a very gifted spider!

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    I think Harriet is a good name for her! 😄

  5. Jodi says:

    Wow! Such great macro shots of Harriet! I sort of have a hard time looking at her, but had to think past my “fear” of spiders to really revel in the beauty of it all! Thanks for sharing Kathy!

    • kathydoremus says:

      I find her a bit unnerving, but I have a growing fascination with watching her. Spiders in the house is a whole different story – then I grab a shoe and not a camera!

  6. Ann Fitzpatrick says:

    Sent from my iPad


  7. Squid says:

    Wonderful shots! After seeing her amazing designs, how could anyone believe they, or even their spinner for that matter, came about by chance? God’s creation is amazing. 🙂

  8. memadtwo says:

    That is some amazing spider. Spiders are the patron saints of us (we?) fiber artists. The Navaho especially revered their weaving prowess. (K)

  9. Tiny says:

    Your Harriet is a web master, worthy of a teaching position in web design!

  10. Beautiful pictures, even I don’t really like spiders 😉

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