Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Orb Weavers Are Back

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It's been far too many years since I've seen orb weavers in my garden.

I've been afraid they might not ever return.

This morning I was happily surprised to find this huge dew-laden web glistening in the morning sun.

Then I encountered not one, but two actual spiders merrily wrapping up breakfast and mending their webs.

Quite a cause for celebration.

And very well-timed for Hallowe'en.

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Mimi Mj Strategic Communications said...

Those spiders are scary. I had tons of them last summer, a few this summer. Never had them before. Scarier than any daddy longlegs I've ever seen.

But yes, they do weave a pretty orb.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures, Christine, whether we are fond of spiders or not! They do weave a lovely orb! Hope your week is going well!!

Northern Shade said...

That's a wonderful shot of the dewy web strung across the fall leaves. I like spiders and appreciate their predator work in the garden.