Wednesday, May 18, 2011

String of crystal


I almost walked into it. At the entrance to the gate, a spiderweb. I only saw it because the misty morning rain had festooned the web with crystal drops.

It's so ephemeral, it's almost impossible to capture the delicacy of it.

Against the cloudy sky.

The intricate structure of it, like a panel of lace curtain hanging from the arbor.

Later, when the sun had come up and the mist had gone, I went up the path to the mailbox and found the web was gone.

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7 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice pictures!

(And I'm glad this post had nothing to do with Newt.)
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kcinnova said...

You captured it beautifully.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Those spidras sure do marvelous work.

Gilly said...

That is SO beautiful! Especially against the blue whatever-it-is!

Albug said...

What a lovely, lovely picture. I am one of those weird people who like spiders. I'm not crazy about them crawling on me, but I find them so strong and industrious. Their webs are works of art, and I always feel bad when I have to destroy one for some reason.

cactus petunia said...

Gorgeous. Lovely light and nice composition. I'm sure the spider would be proud!

Cindy said...

Wow, what a beautiful photograph! So glad you were able to capture it!
Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comments.
Happy Monday. :)
Cindy