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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Webs of Morning Dew

The fog is thick this morning. The birds are just rising, their song bringing life to the day. Dew lays gently across the fields glistening in the first light. A fleeting glance around the pastures reveal that the orb spiders were busy during the night weaving glorious webs.


In the dense fog it is hard to make out all the silk spun webs but they are everywhere. It is astounding how many there are.  Hanging between the openings of the barbed wire fences, among the blades of tall meadow grass, between the limbs of the trees. All waiting to snag an unsuspecting insect.

 
The webs hold onto the night's dew droplets mimicking grand crystal chandeliers.


Some droplets so heavy they rip the fine threads as they fall almost like rain.


The bead-like chains are nature's masterpiece and a sweet reward for being an early riser.


As the sun rises higher and begins to evaporate the dew, the webs seem to disappear almost as quickly as they were revealed. Time for some more coffee.


10 comments:

  1. Wow, wow and wow! Great photos and great writing!

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    1. Thanks Penny. They were fun to photograph but I never did find any with the spiders.

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  2. These are so beautiful, Karin! Truly gems of nature. "Morning Has Broken ..." :)

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    1. Thank you Beth. There is always something new to see each time we come to the farm. Nature just has an endless supply of beauty.

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  3. Karin these are amazing and beautiful. I don't see spider webs like this with fog until fall.

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    1. We are in southern Mississippi this week and nature is about a month ahead of home. Humidity levels are high here. Lots of sunshine and usually an afternoon shower. Perfect for plant growing. This county has the largest number of wholesale nurseries in the state.

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  4. Wow, so beautiful! Love those moments. It makes us appreciate those misty mornings and how beautiful nature can be!

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  5. Lovely! Foggy mornings offer such ethereal beauty. I love to see spiderwebs glistening with dewdrops.

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  6. Your pictures of the dewdrops are wonderful!

    Sometimes when I am finishing up with the horses I wear a headlamp to see and it's amazing how many spiders there are. They are everywhere! lol I have a soft spot for spiders. They get such an unfair bad rap.

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