Hang on in there…

When I first looked at this image, I was surprised at how clear the near imperceptible string appeared. I had originally noticed the leaf because it seemed to be floating in the air. As I approached it however, I saw a shimmering strand in the waning sunlight holding the hovering leaf in its beautifully twisted, crisp form. A spider can spin silk which is thinner than hair yet stronger than steel[1], so it’s no wonder that this leaf was able to hang on despite swaying in the gentle breeze.

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[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_silk
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