Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dew Covered Web

I was just leaving my garden early this morning when something caught my eye.  Look at this beautiful dew covered spider web I saw attached to the side of one of my fence posts:

It was foggy and warm this morning...perfect conditions for creating a lovely dew that adheres to everything it touches.  The dew looks like tiny diamonds hanging on to the web.  I think it's just beautiful.

I began looking around to see if I could find the architect of this gem.  But in looking closer, I discovered she was right there in the web, wrapped around whatever she caught for breakfast.  I don't mean to gross anyone out, but if you look closely, there she is.

I know spiders freak some people out; but to me, they are simply another creature sharing our Universe.  They have a distinct and worthwhile purpose and I consider it a blessing to have them in and near my garden.

I've been unable to figure out what kind of spider this is but she sure is pretty neat, and I'm glad I took the time to see her this morning. 


  1. Wow, I'm continually impressed by Texas critters...

  2. Hi Suzie! Yes, there are some truly incredible critters that live here in South Texas. I feel so fortunate to, every once in a while, cross paths with one of them.

    Thanks for stopping by!