So what purpose spiders and snow in God's universe. They are both loved and loathed by different people. I first asked myself, "Why spiders"? As a skier it is obvious the snow is provided for renewing water supplies and certainly for downhill skiing. But spiders? Well, maybe they are useful. How about the beauty of the finely crafted spider web glistening with dew in the morning sun? And probably in the order of ecology they contribute to a greater system we can only partially understand. On the practical side, I understand the study of spider web material reveals possibilities of making very thin and strong strands of material.
Let's get back to snow. Although most of the public groan when hearing about the next snow storm, the skier delights in the news. No loathing on the skiers part. Just the hope for a powder day and great condition at the local ski area. What a diverse people we are! It is good to be tolerant of our differing likes and dislikes. Yes, some can loathe both spiders and snow, or love them both. Or they can love one and not the other. Meanwhile, I am enjoying the anticipation of the next ski season. A recent visit to Greek Peak gives me hope for an early start as I observed the beauty of snow making in full force.
|Glorious Day for Making Snow