Spider Web full of Seeds

The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web.
– Edwin Way Teal

It looks a bit like snow storm today, but the big ‘flakes’ that are blowing in the wind are the fluffy seeds of something – probably a type of poplar tree.

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Weighing almost nothing, these seeds dance in the wind until finally they get caught in something. Today, the something was a spider’s web. I can just imagine how unhappy the spider was when it discovered that it no longer had a nearly invisible trap system.

Are some kinds of spiders herbivores? I don’t know, but if they are, then this web will look like a buffet to them.

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31 thoughts on “Spider Web full of Seeds

    1. Thanks for stopping by Nelson. You certainly had a very different ‘today’ than I did!

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  1. Hi,
    A great shot, I agree I don’t think the spider will be very happy at all, seems he has a bit of housecleaning to do. 😀

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    1. I thought the same thing too, Mags. I read that many types of spiders eat their web once a day, and rebuild the next day. Can you imagine how hard it would be to reclaim this one!

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    1. I wish the spider had been around so I could have photographed it too – perhaps it would have had a certain expression of distress on its little face.

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  2. Spider webs are the best photo op, no two are ever alike. This shot is a great capture.

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    1. Spider webs are hard to photograph – they need the right light, or in this case, the right circumstances in order to see them well!

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  3. Amazing what gets caught in a spider’s web. We – too – have been experiencing the ‘falling fluff’ (or pollen)????

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    1. Yes, it is fluff season here right now. At the cabin, there will be so much accumulation that in places it will look like it has been snowing.

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    1. There is a shampoo for that, isn’t there? At least, that is what all the advertisements say!

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