It is wildflower season, and today my plan was to post a few photos of the species that are beginning to bloom here now. Then this morning my wife said something like “Honey, you should see this…” and that plan was changed because the morning light was just right to illuminate the artwork of a couple of busy arachnids in a lilac bush. Well, the flowers can wait another day, can’t they?
Such a beautiful capture! If I get out early enough in the morning, I’ll see webs like this around the boats. Apparently spiders can make a pretty good living in the midst of all that fiberglass and stainless steel. Believe it or not, there’s a varnishing rule of thumb I learned from an old-timer: “Don’t lay varnish until the webs are dry”. I haven’t tested it scientifically, but I do pay attention.
Visible webs like that aren’t seen that often-I think I’ve taken maybe 2 pictures of one over the course of 30 years or so. Now that I think of it though, Grampy over at the Goat Sass Farm blog seems to see them all the time. Great shots!
These were quite photogenic, but we see lots of webs, partly I’m sure because of our rural setting. We are also pretty spider-friendly. I always carefully catch the ones inside the house and release them back outside unharmed. In turn they catch lots of mosquitos (or so I like to think).