Tracie L. Rodgers Children's Book Author and Lover of Wildlife

My Homemade Spiderweb


This is the month where we see everyone decorating their yards to include faux spiderwebs for Halloween. I love everyone’s creativity. The fall season is a wonderful time of year. The cool crisp air, the gentle warmth of the sun on your face and the falling leaves. I decided to enjoy the glorious weather this past Saturday morning and I notice a gorgeous homemade spiderweb created by the wildlife in our yard. I go in closer to see what talented spider created this beautiful piece of artwork. I grabbed my camera and iphone to take pics. I also googled the spider characteristics and found this spider is a Yellow Smiley Face Crab Spider (Species: Spinybacked Orbweaver-Gasteracantha Cancriformis).

I also discovered they are very beneficial to our yards to help us control over populations of insects such as flies. The articles recommended keeping them around. So we gave him a name, Peter (from the movie Spider-Man) and welcomed him to our yard. What I just love about this pure cuteness spider is the huge smiley face on the back. It brought a smile to my face. God continues to show me the miracle of life and that all creation has a purpose. Also, that I believe He wants us happy and enjoying this life. I am thankful for the great joy this sweet spider brought to my day. That is a Kapow Moment to me!

KAPOW! Tracie

About the author


Tracie L. Rodgers lives in North Texas with her husband, Jeff. Her passion is writing children’s books and sharing her love of nature and wildlife with the world.

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Tracie L. Rodgers Children's Book Author and Lover of Wildlife