As has become obvious these past few months, little things—like a virus—can have a large impact on parts of the world.
The Leucojum flower, pictured above, has long been one of my favorite late spring/early summer flowers. When I made this photograph, I was not aware of the little yellow speck on the flower. Only during post-processing did I look more closely and then enlarge it.
A month ago I noticed several small black spots on a sunny interior windowsill. Temperatures outside were well below freezing outside but somehow a hatch of a dozen spiders had taken place right there, inside, in the dead of winter! I moved most of the little critters to a nearby houseplant but last week found one I’d missed, still alive on the “desert” of the windowsill, still very small, but also having actually begun weaving a tiny web!
It has long been clear to me, even if I most often fail to see many of the pieces, that this world is a miraculously interwoven web of large and small, millions of years in the making. Thank you, little spider, on a day when the world is shouting at me insanely, for the reminder.