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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Web

Sunday morning very early I was in our backyard
picking lettuces for Nugget's breakfast and
filling the kitten's bowls. It was incredibly humid and foggy!
There was enough moisture in the air to highlight this
huge spider web! The web itself was about 4 feet
in diameter and the rope of webbing that connected
it between two trees was about 30 feet long!
That little orange spider in the center must have had
a busy night! I'm glad I wasn't there to see her
jump from one tree to the other! Yikes!
I think she was trying to catch a human
with the size of that web!
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Will you walk into my parlour? Said a spider to a fly;
'Tis the prettiest little parlour That ever you did spy.
(Quote by - Mary Howitt)

43 comments:

  1. Wow! I've never seen a web that huge. You really got some great pictures of it.

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  2. Jill ~ I'm SO glad I didn't walk through it! haha.

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  3. Wow that thing is huge for sure
    Just another attraction to add to your zoo tour..lol
    Might be able to snare a cat
    Better warn the kitties of that
    Yeah walking through it would be mean to the spider after it worked all night
    It might have than crawled under the covers and gave you a bite
    Or maybe wanted to become a snack
    Plus you'd be covered in web pack
    So all was better that way
    Both of you still having a nice day

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  4. Pat ~
    Another zoo tour attraction?
    Yeah, we need another distraction!
    haha
    Would not have liked that web on me
    I'd let out a little scream!
    Yes, I've had enough spider bites this year
    another would not give me cheer!
    I need to post on the one that bit me five times
    That was not sublime!

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  5. Oh my what a lesson in Nature. What a little architect.

    This is amazing Betsy, and you captures of it are spectacular.

    Love that little quote too.

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  6. Wanda ~ I'm hoping she caught some of our huge mosquitos! We have plenty to spare!

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  7. Great photos! Aren't these webs the most amazing engineering feats ever? One little orange spider...and will power!
    I am reminded of a Larson cartoon -- THE FAR SIDE--depicting two little spiders posted at the bottom of a sliding board where they have constructed an intricate, sturdy web...up top about slide down--a rather hefty boy...the caption reads
    "If this works, we'll eat like kings!"

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  8. Firelight ~ lol....oh, that is cute! :)

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  9. Such a big success for such a little creature, hmm, maybe something for us to learn here.

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  10. That is one huge web! You got a god shot of it. I always have trouble getting spiderweb shots.

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  11. Wow! First giant blackberries, now giant webs....what's next? (-:

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  12. Anita ~ haha...I didn't think of it like that! Hmmm...I don't think I want to know...except that we're have a HUGE thunderstorm right now! HA.

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  13. Great pics of a HUGE web. Spider webs are such beautiful creations. It's amazing such a scary creature can create such beauty.

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  14. GADZOOKS! Looks like it should be in outer space, not your backyard! Amazing pictures...you be careful out there ya hear? :-O

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  15. "I need to post on the one that bit me five times."

    Does this mean you'll be changing the name of your blog to My Five Bites?

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  16. Mari ~ I think it was the moisture on it. They are SO hard to photograph!

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  17. I think you better count the kittens! That thing is huge.

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  18. Such an awesome piece of artwork from this little spider.

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  19. The glistening web is really a thing of beauty ... like a work of art! Out here in Central Oregon it is still cool and dry. I'm on my way to St. Louis for a few weeks ~ tons of that midwest humidity and dewy moisture.

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  20. That's a huge web, I would have run a mile if I'd have caught it in my hair :)
    ~Jo

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  21. that is really cool actually...spiders create such neat works of art with their webs...glad the world wide web is not as sticky though...

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  22. Gorgeous! I'm happy that you didn't step into THAT parlor and destroy a certain spiders hard, hard work!

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  23. Helen ~ it is so humid...and dangerously hot. Hope you have a good trip, though!

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  24. Magpie ~ they're safe...I counted! lol....

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  25. Spiders are brilliant. I used to play with them to try to see their thinking capabilities and they are extremely smart.
    I would hate to be the hunted prey. lol

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  26. I have been reading your blog on a regular basis. I just haven't had much time to comment. I really enjoy your posts. Thanks so much! :)

    That web was huge. Wow!

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  27. Yikes, and Ewwww. I would have screamed if I had seen that in my yard. Glad you got a pic and even gladder it's in your yard!

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  28. A good night's work for that little creature. Hope she doesn't catch a kitten! I know from experience webs aren't easy to photograph - you did a great job.

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  29. That is an amazing web!! It is huge!!
    Wow!
    Gorgeous photo too!! Well done
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  30. I was looking for the words "some pig" in there. lol

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  31. Otin ~ I asked her if her name was Charlotte! :)

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  32. Shari ~ welcome! I'm so glad you commented so I know you're there! :)

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  33. that's awesome!!! great the you captured it on film!

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  34. That is a HUGE spider web!! Great photos of it, Betsy! blessings ~ tanna

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  35. The little orange spider is just a front to fool passers-by. The real spider behind the construction is six-foot tall and hiding behind the shed, just waiting for Betsy to come out with her camera

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  36. Alan ~ now I'm scared to walk behind the shed, thanks to you! lol...

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  37. that is a HUGE spider web! Amazing that you were able to capture it on camera. The conditions were just right.

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  38. Sometimes when I walk out my front door, I will walk through threads of webs and part of me feels bad that I destroyed their hard work of jumping across the pathway, but the other part is saying EEWWW as I am trying to wipe this web off that is sticking to my skin and clothes. Plus I am also looking to see if the spider is stuck on me too. I hate it when that happens.

    Those were beautiful pics, than you so much for sharing.

    God bless.

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  39. Mrs. U ~ ewww..me, too! I'm not a fan! ha.

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  40. What a tangle web we weave when we...
    Hi!Betsy...
    What great photographs [Of such a huge Spiderweb]...yesterday blueberries...Today.
    Thanks, for sharing too!
    deedee ;-D

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  41. Deedee ~ what an interesting choice of quotes there...especially for you! lol...

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  42. Love it! (And the poem too.)

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  43. YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




    HUGZ

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