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.

4 comments:

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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