I was lucky enough to sneak up on this beauty. This is a repeat post…original post 4/18/17… found them on my computer thought they were worth a repeat … Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me.
This morning was a beautiful one. Lots of dew on the trees. Anyhow I got a call from my hubby who was going to work and he said “you should see all the spider webs down our road there must be hundreds all along both sides like an army getting ready for battle lol…” So knowing me I grab my camera (keep in mind I still have the flannel pj’s on ..lumberjack design) off I went. It was truly awesome… I couldn’t do it justice so I took a picture of part of the road and it looks like there are little aliens on the bushes… That is the first shot the rest are shots of the different webs. I swear this is where people who crochet got their first designs for doilies… back in the day.
this one looks like it is inside a birds head..
for some interesting facts on spiders please visit this site
History of Doilies
I was going through my memory cards when I was reminded of these little gems I photographed early one morning this past summer. Cheered me up considering the snow & cold out there now…
I was watching this Robin the other day and boy was it busy … you might enjoy the song from youtube near the bottom of this post …while viewing..Did you know only male robins “sing” and they stop singing after the breeding season and… Female robins do not sing, but give alarm notes during the breeding season.
For some worms ~ this is the last thing they will ever see…
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The American robin (Turdus migratorius) is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. It is named after the European robin because of its reddish-orange breast, though the two species are not closely related, with the European robin belonging to the Old World flycatcher family. The American robin is widely distributed throughout North America, wintering from southern Canada to central Mexico and along the Pacific Coast. It is the state bird of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin. According to some sources, the American robin ranks behind only the red-winged blackbird (and just ahead of the introduced European starling and the not-always-naturally occurring house finch) as the most abundant, extant land bird in North America. It has seven subspecies, but only T. m. confinis of Baja California Sur is particularly distinctive, with pale gray-brown underparts.
The American robin is active mostly during the day and assembles in large flocks at night. Its diet consists of invertebrates (such as beetle grubs, earthworms, and caterpillars), fruits, and berries. It is one of the earliest bird species to lay eggs, beginning to breed shortly after returning to its summer range from its winter range. Its nest consists of long coarse grass, twigs, paper, and feathers, and is smeared with mud and often cushioned with grass or other soft materials. It is among the first birds to sing at dawn, and its song consists of several discrete units that are repeated.
The adult robin is preyed upon by hawks, cats, and larger snakes, but when feeding in flocks, it can be vigilant and watch other birds for reactions to predators. Brown-headed cowbirds lay eggs in robin nests (see brood parasite), but robins usually reject the cowbird eggs.
This morning was so sunny. One of those days where you can leave the kitchen door open and let the breeze fly through. I was saying goodbye to my spouse as he left for work. Low and behold I saw this awesome spider web in the doorway. So of course I had to run and get my camera. What happened next was a total surprise so I just kept clicking… felt bad for the bug the spider ate but hey that’s the way it goes. So you know what I felt this deserved a blog ~
Intricate web… Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me… see the little bug it just landed on the bottom left… the spider sure sees it… Wow that was so quick…
Happy spider … not happy bug…
How the web looked after the bug … man those spiders move FAST ~ The end…