Posts Tagged ‘spider’

A Psykadelic Web

A  spider spun a psykadelic web in the pine tree in our backyard.

The morning light and the changing angles of the web reflected the web’s various colors.

 Early morning colors created various decorative designs.

 

All the morning components came together, and the reflective colors displayed their simple beauty.

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Blowing in the Wind

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Conditions were just right (on August 11) for this spiderweb to show from a distance.

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I moved closer to better show its intricate details.

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The web’s movement turned the “spokes” into narrow ribbons.

A Different Spider Web

This first picture fascinated me because of the green spider.

I have no explanation for the webs in the next two pictures.

Maybe they were having a “spider’s disagreement.”

Or could have been trying to build a different style of web.

It was fascinating whatever the reason and the design.

 

Orb Webs

Spider numbers began increasing in July).

Their webs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The spider is in the center of this web.

Another spider spun this orb web, attaching the end points of two lobes of the leaf. I didn’t check to see if I could find the spider. It would probably be too small to see.

This web looks like the spider was in a hurry to finish the web,

and this one wanted seclusion.

 

 

 

 

 

Obelisk Position

I was out early this morning for my daily spider hunt.

Then I got side tracked by this dragonfly in its obelisk position. This position reduces the amount of sun/heat on the dragonfly.

Long Spider Silk

A spider spun the long length of silk above. Actually, it’s all one piece.

This is the same strand of silk as the one above. A slight breeze or air movement moves it and changes how much of the silk is seen.

  The spider silk is flat and easily moves about in the slightest breeze. Movement changes its appearance.

 Each of the pictures has a short white flat strip of spider silk too. It’s in different light from the ones in the sunlight.

(The silk wasn’t twisted like in the bottom picture. I don’t know why it looks like that in the picture.)

Mystery Solved

The more I researched this, the more confused I became.

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I found this web stretched in the crotch of a dead pear tree in our backyard. The day was cloudy. I had no idea what the “line” was in the center of the web.

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Then I found a smaller web in a clump of sedum. Obviously, it had the same mystery in the center of it too.

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This was an even closer shot of the center of the web. The silk was so thin it was hard to see.

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I didn’t see a spider in any of these webs until today. The bluish shape on the right, near the center of the picture moved. The spider changed its position in the web. It went out from the center and quickly back. I started taking pictures. It was almost impossible to get a focused picture with the small size of the web. My camera kept focusing on the background instead.

I found a position with the leaves behind and showing the spider. At least I solved the mystery of the spider’s location, and that the other shapes are the spider’s egg cases.

P.S. I have found many of these spider and egg cases scattered around the yard.