Posts Tagged ‘sun’

Similar Web Varieties

Spider activities are increasing.

This web was easy to see from the computer. Notice the half of another web on the lower, back part of the web.

There’s two webs in this picture: one is obvious on the upper part of the dried vine. The other one is much smaller and is inside the rectangle of vine, with the small web in the upper left corner.

Several webs are almost too small to see. I always have the web between me and the sun, since there isn’t any looking directly at the sun. It’s just a matter of getting it all lined up to show all that’s involved.

Sunset Variations

These pictures were taken 7:30 p.m. from my chair by the living room window.

I couldn’t have planned it better to capture the last light of the day.

A little more light changed the atmosphere of the evening.

The sun continued to sink  in the west,

and the colors to darken.

I stayed in my chair by the window.

The sun highlighted the clouds in the west.

The end of the day approached, and I sat in my chair watching its progression.

I wonder what tomorrow’s sunset will bring.

Evening Web Building

 I became interested in spiders and their webs during the first part of September,

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when I watched an orb weaver spider weave its web in the front yard for the night. ( I watched take it down the next morning.)

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The color varied from the changing angle of the sun, the color of it and surrounding darkening colors.

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Obviously, the sun made for a dramatic picture too.

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I don’t remember if there was a breeze or not. Cars and trucks passed on the highway. I ignored them.

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I can’t explain what caused this picture to turn out like it did. It had to be a combination of the light and sudden movement to create those web shapes.

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The spider went round and round, patiently building its web.

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I almost ran out of daylight. I would’ve of liked to see what the spider caught for its evening meal.

… It had already taken the web down before I got up the next morning.

Unexpected Composition

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Our triple window in the living room faces west. Sometimes I just snap pictures from where I sit on the couch and watching TV.

This picture has a combination of varying elements: 3 plants outside the window. The distant treeline on the other side of a large cornfield. Then there’s the tree in our front yard. The sun nears the horizon, its shape altered by elements listed above.

I was quite surprised when I saw the picture. It doesn’t look anything like what I saw in the camera. I know it’s a plant under the sun. The yellow edges the outside of the sun and adds the vertical yellow line through the middle of it.

Like I wrote: I have no idea how the elements resulted in the picture. I’m so glad they did

Brilliant Sunrise

I laid on the couch early one morning. It gave me a view out the front of the house where a storm was slowly approaching from the west. It was dark enough I didn’t think about it being morning yet.

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Then it dawned on me that the sun would rise behind the house at an earlier time.

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Obviously, I was glad the approaching storm woke me early.

Staying Close to Home

Only one groundhog has been in our yard for over a month.

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It looked like it was greeting the sun on this morning.

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Now that the weather’s cooled off considerably, the groundhog spends more time basking in the afternoon sun.

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It ventures out only to eat.

My husband said this one is a female. They’re much smaller than the males.

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Here are two pictures that were taken several years ago.

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 The tangled-vine area still exists and probably remains a good food source.

Hangin’ in the Sun

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Just hangin’ in the mornin.

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Look at that “smile.”