Thursday, September 9, 2010

This Natural World - Spiderwebs and Sunflowers

I might not have seen these beautiful webs that were catching the morning sunlight, if my husband, Don, hadn't called me outside. Dew clung everywhere and the mist was still close to the ground.

Don wondered where the owner of this web was.

This spider sits right in the center- it's a lot smaller than I would have thought.

Abbey sits and watches us. This fence post gives her a great view of the small creatures of the field, and offers her the best vantage point for surprise attacks. She's an undeterred hunter. I've tried, but she represents a certain link in the food chain that disadvantages the poor little furry things. Alas to those that don't run faster, or move more stealthily. On to the sunflowers...
I love sunflowers and plant as many as I can every spring. This garden is in full bloom and it is buzzing with activity. Quite literally. My second garden of sunflowers decided to turn away from me this year and face only the rising sun, instead of it's full afternoon blaze. I'm not sure why this is - in past years the friendly smiles of the blooms looked my way all day long.
Yellow Lite
Mammoth
Autumn Mix
Felis Sylvestris Catus

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3 Comments:

Blogger Mallory and Kathryn said...

love these pictures! even though I hate spiders, I can at least appreciate the beauty of their webs! As long as I'm not walking through one.

cute blog!

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September 10, 2010 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Mallory and Kathryn said...

love these pictures! even though I hate spiders, I can at least appreciate the beauty of their webs! As long as I'm not walking through one.

cute blog!

http://bravotalk.blogspot.com/

September 10, 2010 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Linda Ellett said...

Thanks! I also don't like walking through the webs...and I'll be posting today about a tile I carved in commemoration of a spider that came just a little too close!!

September 10, 2010 at 11:30 AM  

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