Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Raindrops on Spiders Webs




It was a dull and drizzly day today as I walked along the Water of Leith. There are spider webs everywhere, looking like lace with all the raindrops hanging on them.


It was a good day for birdwatching too. I can almost guarantee seeing bullfinches along the Water of Leith, but today I saw seven of them all together, where before I've only ever seen four at most (and that when parents are feeding offspring). Spylaw Park was full of long tailed tits and at one point when I was closer to the river, a large flock of long tailed tits surrounded me, chattering away and flying round me. I also got three very good views of dippers bobbing in the river.


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10 comments:

Martin said...

Juliet, that second web is a wonder.

Christina said...

So pretty, spider is an artistic creature.

FARfetched said...

Dew on spider webs. A wonderful thing, because they're easier to see (and thus not plow into!).

Pomona said...

I love seeing spiders' webs all bejewelled with raindrops - they remind me of the years when I walked the children to school along the lane and looked at those webs and all the other things along the way.

Pomona x

EG Wow said...

So special, the photos of spider webs. Are the birds you mentioned in your area year-round?

ashok said...

interesting,,,iam always intrigued by their web..

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Your wet bejewelled webs are wonders. Thank you for posting such lovely pictures!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Pretty pictures.

We have been seeing plenty of dippers on our river walks too. They can float like a gull - I did not know that but we saw them do it!

gabriellebryden said...

Raindrops on a spiderwebs - there is not much better than that as far as art and nature go - wonderful photos.

Nat Hall said...

Magic capsules of life's essential nutrient on cobwebs from spiders of time... Sigh :-)