Tuesday, September 9, 2008

From sunsets on August 25


Please click to enlarge for better viewing.

I watched this spider weaving its web for about 10 or 15 minutes, back and forth across that top run several times. I would love to know how it accomplished its first run. And it had done did one or two of the runs down...so I didn't see it start anything. Nor did I see it finish. But it was interesting to watch. I don't want a spider on me, at all, at any time. However, I still don't especially like to hurt them.

5 comments:

Deborah Godin said...

Great shots of the spider, especially the top one - I was at a talk on the weekend at the Nature Center at Point Pelee, about Monarchs. (The fall migration funnels trough the Pelee tip, and I'm determined to get some shots this year, if weather cooperates). Anyway, they showed photos of the caterpillars making their cocoons, saying that they have one spinneret to do the anchoring job, while most spiders have six! Had to believe that such a fine strand as shows in your photos is actually a "cable" of six thinner strands!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

OOOH! I love the spooky spider shots. Good catches!

Mary said...

Watching spiders build webs is so fascinating. One summer we had one build a web every night on our patio door near the light and then in the morning it would be gone. Next night she did it all over again. Beautiful photos of both the sun and the spider.

Carletta said...

The sunset views are gorgeous Rose.
I like seeing your spider shots from across the web - I'm just fine with that. :)

Barb said...

Great blogging Rose, thank you for sharing the beauty of the sunsets, and the creativity of the spider web! How do they do that(?) nature at its best with your pictures!

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