It's that time of year where we walk to the garage or around the outside of the house between the trees enjoying the cooler weather and beautiful day. Then wham, you are tangled in spider silk, actually gossamer. Gossamer is the long single strands of spiderling silk. The spiderlings are hoping to take a ride on the breeze to find a new home.
Gossamer is an old English word meaning "goose summer." I think it is kind of like our Indian summer, but in England it was a time to eat geese. This is way different from Indian summer. Spiderling gossamer appears during Gossamer Summer.
I look like someone having an attack, clawing at my face and hair. Georgia panics and I explain it is just gossamer.
Worth the irritation to have the beautiful late summer days.