Wednesday, October 5, 2011

An Engineering Feat

The Borage has been a fantastic addition to our yard. The volunteer petunias were a nice surprise as well - the perfect color compliment.

I walked over to take a picture and almost destroyed an amazing nights work. If you click to biggify you might be able to see.

A huge spider web.

It started at the left arrow and somehow was attached to the garden fence - right arrow. Did she catch a breeze and "fly" over there or did she jump down, crawl across 10 feet of grass dragging her spinning behind her?

Sadly/funnily, no one is immune to dog hair around here ;-).


Susan said...

I don't know that I've ever seen a spider's web that large - she/he must be quite the acrobat!

flowerweaver said...

Nice! I love the added touch of the dog hair.

Alice said...

A spider web with it's own zip code indeed!

Carol............. said...

I've enjoyed reading your posts and looking at your wonderful photos. I'm partial to the macros and yours are great.

Spider webs are among the photos I really enjoy taking.....each has its special design

farmlady said...

Wow! Does make you think about how the spider does that. It's a big distance from one side to the other.
This is a very interesting spider too. It has a different shape.
Good post!
We have dog hair in everything too.

Peruby said...

It freaks me out to think they can jump like that.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Look at that spider web! Gorgeous!!

Christine said...

I prefer to think she jumps and screams "Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" while doing so.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Great shots of the web!! I've tried to get them, but it can be pretty tricky, can't it? But we've had some that were spread pretty far and wide too--I guess the spider just had too much time on its hands--Or it just never hurts to dream big! ?? :-))

cyndy said...

Handsome Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia) who looks almost orange in color! (is it my monitor?) amazing!

You grew some beautiful Borage! I once "candied" the flowers of my borage..and they looked wonderful on top of a cake (or in icecubes!) I'm sure your bees enjoyed it...will you save the seeds?


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