Thursday, August 20, 2009
A Large Spiderweb (or why we don't cut down a dead tree)
Near end of our property, close to the road, a tree stands all alone, apparently dead. It shows no sign of falling down & we've not touched it. The birds like it, squirrels use it to get away from Pickles the dog, and it just looks interesting.
A couple of days ago I noticed a huge spiderweb hanging from one of its limbs. I finally got around to taking a picture of it this morning. It was covered with dew and showed up well. This is a close up of the center, just a small portion of it. This web must be about 4 feet wide and 5 feet or more from top to bottom and could easily snag a blue jay or a small dog. It looks delicate, but it survived a storm we had last night so it must have some strength.
Anyway, this spiderweb is just the latest in a series of interesting things that go on in this dead tree, so we'll just leave it alone.