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.


linlah said...

Sometimes the dead stuff is better than the alive stuff. Great photo.

Jude said...

It seems everything serves a purpose in one way or another so glad you found a purpose for your dead tree, love the spider web.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

It's gorgeous.

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