09 September 2013

Spider Webs

The Autumn is the best time to capture spider webs on film in these New England parts. This blogger had a tough time trying to take a picture of the spider web on the left. Early morning or late afternoon provides the best light. The ideal that dresses the season all over the image is a foggy morning with barely a bit of sun lighting up the air. If the cobweb is draped over a pumpkin patch or corn stalks, then the moment is golden.

To plot the human position, ask yourself how long it will take you to make such a beautiful piece of lace using silk thread? Glad you aren't a spider?

Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When at first we practise to deceive!
Sir Walter Scott, (1771~ 1832), Marmion, Canto vi, Stanza 6

Scott's epic poem is what the spider web partners with in memory. Yet, the spider web isn't tangled. It is an open geometric wonder. Only when the wind twirls it or presses the threads into surroundings does the web become tangled, and of course, when a captured bug lands on the scene. You can read the entire poem written in 1808 on the website, allpoetry.com, "Marmion." A  short version of the poem's background can be read on Wikipedia.

Apt to current events, the tangled web theme haunts the current debate about whether to  engage in military action, an action that has dangerous and far reaching  consequences.
Nobody likes to be stung the first time, never mind a second
In this case, strung into a web. 


  1. eek.. i'd maybe think of taking a picture of it.. if i wasn't too busy removing them.. the new place is full of them!

  2. Maywyn - this is a huge web - They are so intriguing to see. I am always amazed at the intricacy of these lovely photo stills of nature. Have a beautiful day.

    1. Hello Debbie,
      I was amazed to find a web that large still hanging.
      Hope your day has been happy

  3. WoW...it is beautiful..nice photo capture.

    1. Hello Dee,
      Thank you. Have a happy week


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