Monday, November 02, 2009

How can we not be in awe

Of simple things that are so beautiful in their creation. Today some nice people came to remove the VERY Large wasp nest from our front tree. What a work of art this thing is -the colours and design stun me. The nest itself is 18 inches long by 3.5 feet in diameter. How can something so small and fragile as a wasp create such a monument. How can something so fragile withstand wind and rain perched on one thin branch. the colours swirl on it like luminsecent glows -all made from chewed wood and the wasps own saliva. I could create something so beautiful if I tried.
I am humbled by it!


Maggie's Farm said...

I would put it on my mantle as an ornament of some sort - it's too amazing to throw away! Maybe put a light inside and make a lamp out of it?

Cornerstone Fibres said...

The fellow who took it down is taking it to his museum -he collects them and has them all on display with information about what type of wasp created it -we're taking the kids down to see all of them :)