Wednesday, 4 August 2010

C is for cobwebs


A nip was still in the air as the sun peeped over the clumping bamboo into the orchard, planted twenty years ago beside Molly Milligan, where the loam is deep and fertile.


The dew of the night clung to the handiwork of the field spiders, as the warming air stretched its sleepy extremities. Each droplet blinged its beauty, in anticipation of an unwary insect straying into its clutches.


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29 comments:

Virginia said...

Works of art they are!

brattcat said...

These spiders are certainly part of the sisterhood that Charlotte introduced us to. Some webs!

as minhas confissões said...

So beautiful...

Loree said...

Thanks for visiting my RT. Your photos are gorgeous.

Dani said...

the first one looks like a CD. Just marvelous. Love these shots.

Great choice

J Bar said...

Good captures.

Lisergic Synaesthesiae said...

One of the most interesting creature on this planet.

I really like the first, the net seems to be suspended.

photowannabe said...

Totally delightful.
These are works of art beautifully captured.

Jayne said...

Much more prettier than the garish bling on a pop 'star' ;)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the spider webs! Fabulous pictures. Not too crazy about the bloodsuckers (in the post below) but I must say it makes a perfect Ruby Tuesday post.

~Cheryl said...

These are really pretty! A couple remind me of the old 78 vinyl records.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic captures. Very nice creativity and designs.

Ann said...

Lovely - so delicate.

Back and back at work (physically if not mentally) but not posting yet. Will try and get something up for Sky Watch on Friday, then get back to it on the weekend. 1,000 or so shots to go through, a lot of them in RAW so will need time to process.

Carver said...

These are amazing shots. I find webs to be so beautiful and you captured them so well. I love the words too.

Wanda said...

Exquisite photos.... I don't like spiders, but love how they can build a lovely home.

ma thet zin said...

So glad to see you post dear one.

Roger Owen Green said...

nature's canvas
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Peter said...

great light - brilliant subject

Bill said...

The first one has a perfect symmetry about it. Great shots.

Reader Wil said...

Cobwebs are fascinating! Thank for showing these silvery creations! Thanks for your very kind comment. I often visit my daughter in North Queensland and there I met Willie Gordon, a member of the Guugu Yimitrr tribe. He was our guide along the cave paintings. He is such a great guide. Even the children were very much interested. You might like to see my post of Tuesday, 2 September 2008, and other posts linked to North Queensland or Queensland. I often visit my daughter's ex in-laws, who also belong to the Guguu Yimitrr tribe and live in Hopevale now. They consider me to be family and are very hospitable and lovely people. Very devout Christians too.

mrsnesbitt said...

A fascinating close up world which we can now enjoy thanks to skill and technology.

Thanks so much
Denise ABC Team

Mara said...

And people are still trying to find a fiber that is as relatively strong as cobweb silk! Spiders are so clever.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you Julie! I'll ask my daughter if we can go there next year. It would be great to see some other parts of this continent of yours.

Leo said...

lovely photographs :) thanks for sharing..!

Joy said...

Beautiful photographs, love the light. They seem to float in space.

Julie said...

I am glad you enjoyed these treasures, folks. They were enchanting to watch from different angles and such a challenge to photograph.

Beverley Baird said...

These are gorgeous! The detail is so exquisite!

Gayle said...

Your writing is that of a beautiful novel - so very descriptive. Awesome photos!

Joan Elizabeth said...

What is it about cobwebs, we delight in their photographs but knock them down with a vengence when they appear in our homes. I never tire of seeing them dew spangled.