Thursday, July 22, 2010

Web World

Morning mist reveals a multitude of expectant spiderwebs strung between outstretched twigs and awaiting the catch of the day.

Tidy, regular reasoned constructions, spun to an age old pattern., each web is a little principality -- a kingdom (queendom?) of one.

But in the midst of all these classic spider webs is this odd, somewhat random effort -- the palace of some mad arachnid with dreams of grandeur? 

Or merely the work of a common funnel web spider, tired of dwelling in the grass and opting for a web with a view? 
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15 comments:

Victoria said...

I think the odd web was constructed by a spider that has a 'Type A' personality.

Pretty pictures!

Bernie said...

I am not a fan of spiders but I have to admit some of their webs can be really beautiful....:-)Hugs

Martin H. said...

Do you think, maybe, this spider lost the instruction manual?

evalinn said...

That´s very cool!

jennyfreckles said...

Fascinating to see those webs side by side. I have a perfect orb outside my kitchen window and a messy tangle by the front door - but I don't like to sweep them away when the spiders have spent so long working on them.

Margie said...

Beautifully written Vicki, I love that time of the morning when the webs still carry the dew. the photos in the previous post on humming birds were amazing. Thank you for dropping by Margie's crafts and leaving your lovely comment about Isla Mary. Hugs, Margie.

Pat in east TN said...

Neat pictures of the webs. I cannot believe how many new webs I see each morning and I really don't remember it being like this before. Is this the year of the spider?

Brian Miller said...

wonder if we all have neighbors like that in our neighborhoods...lol. i think spiderwebs are cool actually...

Vicki Lane said...

Type A -- that would explain it, Victoria! Or the loss of the instruction manual, as Martin suggests.

I know what you mean, jennyfreckles -- occasionally I open the door and walk right into a web and always feel I should apologize.

Ha! Good point, Brian! (And then I wonder if we are those out of step neighbors -- hope so.)

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful. Although I'm tired of constantly running through a single string dropped from a tree. Ick!

Suz said...

morning webs
such a delight
and tomorrow they begin again

willow said...

I've got these inside the house.

Deanna said...

Keep in mind that I have a grandson with a stick who specializes in destroying webs. They are beautiful until I accidentally walk through one. Ewwww.

Callie said...

I always thought spider webs were works of art especially when covered with dew.

Tipper said...

Such works of art-lovely until you walk through a gigantic one in the woods-that caps over your face and hair : )