If you get closer, you can see that each web features a tiny open tunnel, about 1/2 inch in diameter, leading down into the bush:
|Can you see the small black opening in this spiderweb?|
The tunnel is structurally elegant, fragile yet functional. I commend its reclusive creator and its goal in life, whatever that may be--presumably catching prey, digesting it, and using its nutritional value to lay eggs. Whatever their goals, I wish the spiders success, especially now as the temperatures begin to fall.
Scientists say it's a mistake to attribute human characteristics to non-human creatures. So I won't say the spiders are brave, because they're not, really--they just doing what they're programmed to do. Still, there is a bravery to the spiders, their webs, and their vigilance within them.