Today, I am thankful for natural wonders.
With six small diamonds for his eyes
He walks upon the summer skies,
Drawing from his silken blouse
The lacework of his dwelling house.
~Robert P. Tristram Coffin, The Spider
Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me.
This time, while examining one of the privets, I discover a spider who's adapted quite well to its environment.
Two green "petals" encase its body like shields, creating a perfect camouflage. To its unassuming victims, the spider is a privet leaf bud.
For this blessing, I am grateful.