Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Oh, what a tangled web

Fall is a nice time for web watching. The leaves drop from the tree branches, the grasses and wildflowers dry up, and webs become more visible, especially in the chilly mornings when they're covered with dew or when the low morning sunshine glints off them at just the right angle.

Can you spot the spider's web in the dry weeds? Click to miss-muffetize.

In October and November we normally have very foggy mornings that laden the webs with moisture. Then, if the sun peeks through the mist, they sparkle and glisten. Something to look forward to!

5 comments:

  1. Great picture Walt! I love these webby mornings... it isn't just the spiders webs, the dew laden grass looks good, too... and in the warm gold of an early Autumn sunrise, the light is just perfect as well.

    Well done with the logs! We have to do two cuts too... we've got a 55cm log capacity in the heater... and we've got a Wolf 50cm log splitter... that only takes logs under 48cm!! So I cut two 45cm logs and the lumps of "coal" are used in our heater in the longere... which accepts 50cm too... but is actually much more controlable with the lumps!

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  2. spider webs are lacy gems; you wonder how they manage to make them last despite the weather.

    my flower garden looks like dry weeds now; time to mow them down.

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  3. I'm always amazed by your photos (and Ken's) of spider webs out in the wild!

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  4. Walt, this is lovely! Yes, these webs are abounding here as well. Just yesterday I was walking about the garden and walked face-first into one....it wrapped around my face and head! That was up close and personal!
    I am so in awe of the 'engineering/architectural skills' behind these webs....one of natures many 'wonders'.

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  5. Autumn is hallowe'en and good time for spider webs indeed.

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