The Small Things

When you live in an RV, you come to appreciate (if you didn’t already) the tiny things in life. The value of small. The benefit of reducing everything in your life to the essentials.

Every now and then, we come across something that helps us celebrate the innovation it takes to stay small. To be small. To survive small.

Late this past September, hiking in the foothills of the Spring Mountains around Pahrump, Nevada, I noticed something on the ground, something unlike the normal rocks and cacti found here. Do you see it?


Here… I’ll circle the spot for you:


Doesn’t look like much, but ever curious, I had to wander over to get a closer look. What an amazing white filigree of… what?


Ah! A welcome mat! Okay, maybe this little critter spun the web to trap things, rather than welcome them, but what an amazing entryway, don’t you think?


Maybe if we gave the welcome mat a bit of a shake, enough of a vibration, we’d get a glimpse of the homeowner. Ah! And here he or she is:


Never underestimate how much awe something small can inspire 🙂

About Ellen

Fiction writer and photographer, I travel the country with my sweetheart of a husband as a "full-time RVer."
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2 Responses to The Small Things

  1. Wow, now that’s cool! What kind of spider is it? So great that you noticed it, and then took the time to investigate. I can see that you and Bob are taking time to stop and smell the roses (or spider webs). Nice post!

    Happy Trails!


  2. Ellen says:

    Thanks, Mike! Maybe my entomologist friend Gwen will see this and let us know what we’re looking at. Hope you’re well!

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