I find leaves endlessly captivating this time of year along Piney Woods Church Road. And endlessly available, too. So their images keep turning up here on this blog. It hasn’t rained in quite a few days, so water droplets are out of the question. And insects and other invertebrates have largely gone into hiding these past several weeks. I was surprised to find a lone orb spider a couple of centimeters across on its web this afternoon, but it scurried away before I could capture a good photograph. Still, as a bit of diversion from all the leaves, I add it to my post as well, converted to black and white with a dark blue filter.