Posts Tagged ‘web’

Blowing in the Wind


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


I moved closer to better show its intricate details.


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


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.

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.






An Aerial Record

I went out early the day before yesterday to take pictures of spider webs.

Music won’t come from this “record,” mainly because it’s a spider web.

A light breeze would flatten the web, which then reflected the colors.

Obviously, this web isn’t flat like the one above. It does reflect similar colors when the positions are right.

A Downy Feather

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Imagine a teeny spider weaving a web in a sedum, and suddenly part of its web turns white!

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The downy feather measures about an inch in diameter.

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What’s a teeny spider to do?

A Barn Spider

Buffy and I were walking around the yard early one morning,

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and there hung a barn spider feeding on a katydid that had gotten tangled in the web last night.

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I omitted the picture of the area where the spider was eating.

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Barn spiders are nocturnal and rebuild their web nightly. They hide during the day, and sit in the center of their web at night when hunting.

A Spider Hiding

I’m not sure of  the spider terminology involved in this web.


A spider constructed a rolled or curved-leaf web. It looked to be a two-room nest. You can see the end of its abdomen in the lower part of the left slit. It looked to be either a two-room nest or a hall-like structure.


The backside had a completely different appearance, with no escape possible.


I think it got tired of me and went lower in the web to hide in this last picture.