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Circles

spiderweb
spiderweb

Circles

The web freshly repaired in such perfect circles, but no one was home. Perhaps this spider was a little more shy than the one from the other day.

We have damp mornings, but not dewy enough to leave moisture on the spider’s silk, so a clear photo of an orb is a challenge because spiders don’t tend to build webs in sunny spots. Here I had light reflected perfectly straight down from the sky with the web against a darker background. It’s not often I can catch the iridescent coating on the silk, and find those delicate rainbows.


Waiting

Waiting. spiderweb
spiderweb

Waiting

This spider has built an award-winning orb and is waiting for its first customer.

The orb is attached on the back of my car, in front of the wagon door, with threads connected to both ends of the bumper, which is the dark pink you see, the window above, the recycling bin about two feet away, and the shed about four feet away. I really think this guy is having a good long nap after running back and forth, probably several miles in the construction of this thing! I went to open the wagon door this morning and saw him, took a photo instead and let him be. Not sure what he’s going to catch hanging out in front of my license plate, though. I won’t question his judgement.


Gems in the Garden, 2011

water droplets on cobweb
water droplets on cobweb

Gems in the Garden

After a rainy night, everything in the yard was decorated with droplets catching the morning sun. Appearing like tiny pearls suspended in air, this little cobweb close to the ground holds its moisture. The resident spider is back in the shadows, probably annoyed with me since I’m blocking the insects who might typically visit.


Suspension

spiderweb with dew

Suspension

A battered orb web in my garden caught the dew on a humid morning, the silk threads so fine they are barely seen, droplets catching light directly from above and reflected below. A clever spider built this over the brick path through my garden, a clear spot that no doubt catches lots of insects as they move among the plants.


Gems in the Garden

water droplets on cobweb

Gems in the Garden

After a rainy night, everything in the yard was decorated with droplets catching the morning sun. Appearing like tiny pearls suspended in air, this little cobweb close to the ground holds its moisture. The resident spider is back in the shadows, probably annoyed with me since I’m blocking the insects who might typically visit.


Suspension

spiderweb with dew

Suspension

A battered orb web in my garden caught the dew on a humid morning, the silk threads so fine they are barely seen, droplets catching light directly from above and reflected below. A clever spider built this over the brick path through my garden, a clear spot that no doubt catches lots of insects as they move among the plants.