Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature…Pause workout!

Posted: September 7, 2015 in Nature, Phoneography Challenge
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Go out just when the sun begins to peek over the horizon or above the trees and there has been rain recently or the dew is thick and you’ll see evidence of industry putting that of Rumpelstiltskin to shame. Every ray of sun picks out another spider web, seemingly covered with glittering diamonds. Webs decorate the grass, span bushes and trees, lying close at hand and everywhere in the distance. A photographer’s paradise, every web beckons, inviting you to enjoy and share the story of its beauty, whether small or large.

I fall prey continuously, as surely trapped as any insect, pressing “Pause workout” on Map My Ride time after time, moving only a few feet until the next web presents itself. Finally, I move into my rapid walking pace…only to stop for “just one more” photo.

When I return the next day, the webs are invisible, gossamer threads hidden, until once more moisture descends.

spider webb copyright janet m. webb 2015

  1. Wow… very much detail captured here.

  2. Dear Janet,

    While I have no great love for spiders, their webs amaze me. Truly a testimony to the Creator. Lovely photo.



    • I so agree that they sing His praises…and eat bugs as well. But I’m with you on the rest. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the photo and enjoy the fruits of your labors day!


  3. I enjoyed your description of one of the end of summer’s transformation: spider webs everywhere. Your capture is a glorious example. Happy Photo Challenge.

    • Just got back from the Labor Day parade, so instead of “Good morning”, I’ll just hope you’re having a great day. I missed my walk this morning, as we had to be at church at 7am to get ready, but it was a lovely morning anyway. No spider webs, though. 🙂


  4. Ruth says:

    Hi Janet, No one else in the blogosphere has this picture. WOW!
    Great iPhone photography.

  5. Love this! Looks lie a fairy trapped in the web! Happy Labor Day!

  6. Stunning and what fun you had!

  7. Intricate and beautiful.

  8. No finer embroidery ever made. (I’m going to have to show this around as an instruction sheet to the local spiders – they seem to be into whimsy with long sparse tightrope lines or creating those OMG – look it’s a leaf floating in mid air tricks.) Yours maybe closer to cold weather setting in, so they need to stock the larder.
    Beautiful shot.

    • Thanks. I hope they appreciate your help. Must be a certain type of spider because lots of the webs in the park are the round ones and not this sort. But these are amazing, aren’t they? Spider macrame.


  9. Olga says:

    Spider macrame is a wonderful description. Love the sheen on this amazing web.

  10. Gorgeous. Mysterious Lacework gems.

  11. Wonderful detail, love the beads of dew that outline the spider web.

  12. coolquilting says:

    wow- this is a fabulous web and your photo really captured it well…. I would hate to run into the spider though…

  13. Incredible work of art from a talented spider. You have captured the details beautifully. 😎