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A quiet walk on a dewy morning always brings a sparkle from the weaver’s lair.

I thought I’d share a few of my own captures. My favorite is down at #6, where she’s literally woven the wildflowers and weed seed heads into her elaborate design.
Amazing….

orb weaver spider

orb weaver spider

orb weaver spider

orb weaver spider

orb weaver spider

orb weaver spider

orb weaver spiderI hope you enjoyed walking with me thru the fields this morning.
Fall is in the air, a delicious time of year.

My favorite along with this quote from Beatrix Potter…

Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again.

 

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24 thoughts on “Orb Weaver Country

    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the fields with me! They’re extraordinary creatures!

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      1. wisejourney says:

        absolutely…where are you in our wonderful world ?

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        1. ĽAdelaide says:

          Sonoma county, California…. northern cal. and you?

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          1. wisejourney says:

            oh Im in the suburbs of London….finding beauty in nature wherever and when ever I can.
            My son just travels across America and ended up in CA and fell in love with it.

            have a great weekend Adelaide

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            1. ĽAdelaide says:

              Thank you! And you too. CA is a beautiful state to see! Very hot just now tho… 100s in the morning! ugh….too hot but part of living here! Ripens the grapes!! A good thing.

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  1. I did so enjoy the walk with you this morning. The webs are art pieces. Love the quote. I can identify with it. I am grateful that I can still walk in nature and hope to have that recall at a later time in my life.

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    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      Hi Gretchen,
      I am happy you enjoyed walking the fields and are not afraid-well, not TOO afraid of spiders. 🙂 I actually thoroughly dislike them in the middle of the night when I get up for pudding! I too identify with Potter’s words… obviously. XO

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  2. Oh, these are SO beautiful. That is the biggest spider I’ve ever seen! What a scary looking creature, but his web is magnificent!

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    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      HI Anita,
      I’m surprised this is the biggest spider you’ve ever seen. Aren’t they really big in TX? That is where you are, I am thinking… Anyway they are the most placid of spiders unless you’re something to eat. What’s the most creepy about them is they camo themselves so well, you can walk right into those giant webs in the sunlight and not realize it until…. creeeeeeepeeeee!!!

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      1. Nope, not in TX. I’m in Chicago. Most of our spiders are pretty small 🙂 I love your shots with the dewdrops on the webs.

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        1. ĽAdelaide says:

          Ah, yes, it’s Mary from oils by Mary that is in TX. She has the most amazing roses. I got you two mixed up. 🙂

          Glad you have small spiders! No wonder you thought these were a bit large.

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  3. Gorgeous! Of course, I love spiders and their works of art 🙂

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    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      I am not surprised you like spiders. 🙂 These are some of the most amazing webs I’ve ever seen. It’s fun to capture them when they are wet like this as you can really see their intricacies. X

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  4. MCS Gal says:

    I don’t like spiders but I do admire their web building.

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    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      Hi MCS Gal,
      No, I don’t either tho I try really hard to. I try to catch them and put them out,etc. I wasn’t looking for the spiders here but their webs and I know they’re not out at this hour!! Playing it safe… tho they are harmless. They don’t look it. They’re about the size of my fist.

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  5. margie says:

    Simply gorgeous captures and I love spiders.
    Charlotte’s Web has always been one of my favorite children;s book and if I see a spider I always say “hi Charlotte” Kind of silly huh?

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    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      Hi Margie,
      Another lover of spiders. I sure wish I’d get myself to that place but it’s doubtful at this point in my life. Even Charlotte sort of bothered me. 🙂

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  6. STunning, each web and photo.

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    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      Hi Elena~
      I am happy you enjoyed the spider photos. Some, like me, are a bit squeamish. 🙂 Can’t get past their amazingness tho. I love the webs and now they’re everywhere, sparkling in the morning sun.

      XO

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  7. Steve E says:

    Admire spiders, and these photos are gorgeous. Did you shoot them?
    Must admit to some fear, prob stems from childhood. On the farm, my brother and I in one big bed, would occasionally find a 6-legged creature with us in mornings.
    And we had a cellar which I believe was built entirely of spiders. Literally, they walked on top of one another.

    Then come to Florida, and I swear the tarantula is a scary creature to behold. And…they are hard to kill, they don’t give up. (that makes it seem so brutal, when they keep fighting for life!)

    I was going into a peaceful sleep. Now I foresee a nightmare of crawly critters traversing my bed and under pillow.
    Thanks. (I think…grin!)

    Have not been around here, b/c try to steer clear of Word Press comment forms–have to fill in my info every time–it gets 2 b a drag.
    But anyway, glad to see your very colorful (REEELY nice!) blog again, with SO much lovely art. Really dig the paint splashing going on here!
    Blessings, Laura.

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    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      Hey Steve~~~ How lovely you decided to venture over to the wrong side of the tracks. Yes, I am very surprised to see you here because I know you would have to fill out the form. Some aren’t able to leave comments even when they do right now-some sort of glitch apparently that tosses them to spam… anyway how you be, dear biker friend? I haven’t kept up with you of recent months, stopped by about a month ago and was so surprised to see you were back at the blog again. But don’t think that’s what you do a lot??

      anyway it’s good to see you again. Creepy spider stories, my friend. i don’t like them either. tarantulas, no thanks. i do love these lovely webs they create as long as i don’t wander into THEM!!! and yes, i did take the photos. 🙂

      take care, Steve. my settings “should” make it so that you don’t have to fill it out again but…. no guarantees i suppose. xxxx

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  8. violetski says:

    Amazing shots !

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  9. Gorgeous! A true sign of fall. They are hard at work here, too, and I also have evicted my share of the large brown “house spiders,” one of whom was too big to capture in a canning jar!

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