Careful! Spider Webs

Normally we are awed by spider webs, the seemingly careful and measured nets which spiders weave to catch their prey. This one’s pretty careful:

Fog in Vernon Bridge

Fog in Vernon Bridge

On a foggy morning about two weeks ago I hurried out to catch the landscape in fog – not taking a tripod for closer shots.

Fog in Vernon Bridge - looking north from the middle of the highway

Fog in Vernon Bridge – looking north from the middle of the highway

As I returned to the house I spotted some spider webs and was careful not to run into them while I tried carefully to shoot them, hand-held, without lens flare. However, the spiders didn’t seem to have been careful at all – throwing webs across pines, spruce and grass – perhaps in a last ditch effort to get food before frost and winter set in.

Fog in Vernon Bridge and spider webs  on Austrian Pine

Fog in Vernon Bridge and spider webs on Austrian Pine

Fog in Vernon Bridge and spider webs  on Austrian Pine

Fog in Vernon Bridge and spider webs on Austrian Pine

Fog in Vernon Bridge and spider webs  on white spruce.

Fog in Vernon Bridge and spider webs on white spruce.

Fog in Vernon Bridge and spider webs  on white spruce.

Fog in Vernon Bridge and spider webs on white spruce.

Even webs on grass.

Even webs on grass.

For more interpretations of “careful”, visit the WordPress Photo Challenge web page posted on Friday, October 23.

And if it’s foggy where you are, slow down and drive more carefully than usual.

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16 comments on “Careful! Spider Webs

  1. Naomi says:

    Photos of spider webs fit in nicely this time of year. I have been noticing less spider webs than usual around my house, so it’s nice to see yours!

  2. I like the webs…. as long as I don’t see the spider! They totally freak me out.

  3. How nice yo capture these webs. The spiders had been busy 😀

  4. I love spider webs, especially when they are wet and the sun shies on them. I don’t like spiders much but love the webs:)

  5. BuntyMcC says:

    You aren’t alone in not liking spiders. Yes, a web beaded with dew is a work of art.

  6. Beautiful, Bunty ! Many thanks to share !

  7. very beautiful I feel I am there…love the deep greens….

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