Posts Tagged ‘spider webs’

Horizontal Webs

Spider webs are usually vertical.

Obviously, these two are horizontal. The two strands — orange and other blue — are strands of silk that were  let out to hold the web in place. You’ll see a part of the web stretched across to another leaf nearby.

 This picture was taken in the same area as the two above, and at a different time of day.  A light breeze blew the web around, which resulted in the multi-colors reflecting from the web.

Artistic Combination

I walked around our backyard this morning taking pictures of spider webs.

          I usually look at the pictures in the computer when I come in from photographing the webs.  Today I waited.

……… and I had such a pleasant surprise when I saw the combination of elements in this picture.

The unusual bark on the right is on a hackberry tree. The raised projections are called “corky warts.”


We Had FOG!

We woke to dense fog and the temperature below freezing.

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My first thought was to get my camera and get pictures of the fog. Somehow fog becomes orbs in the pictures.

I went outside later when I saw ice on the branches of the hackberry tree by our house.

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The fog had frozen and crystallized on small surfaces like this spider web.

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It was all to small to show just how the ice had formed from teeny beads of ice.

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The drop remaining on the twig and the hanging strand were both frozen.

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This picture absolutely blew my mind. I can’t explain how this “happened” unless there were dry sections in the strand of spider silk.

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The ice’s existence all looked impossible …

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 and to stay suspended like that. If you look close in the two pictures above, you can see the spider’s silk.

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This one measured a half-inch long at the most.

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The fluff on a dried milkweed plant … well, it’s holding a lot of ice. Notice the larger ice ball on the lower right. It shows how water reverses the reflections … the sky is along the bottom.

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I took this last picture at noon to show how much fog still remained.