Saturday, July 10, 2010

World Wide Web



This morning we had to get ready to take my granddaughter to the airport. While taking out the luggage, we saw this huge gorgeous spider web, so I had to go back into the house for my camera so I could capture it.It was wonderful to see it all tethered and blowing so slightly in a gentle breeze. I don't know what kind of spider is in the center, but it's pretty small compared to the structure! It amazes me by even judging by the spider's size that it's still several body lengths before it gets to the first cross piece in the center!

I love this angle shot! It's funny that you don't see part of the web tether on the right. It looks as though it is suspended in air.

In the photo below, you can see just how big it really is!


It was attached to the trees and the car. In this shot, it looks as though it is part of a sci-fi movie. The way the sun light is hitting it, it looks as though the spider is casting a lazer beam!

When we drove away, we broke part of the tether. It was a shame when the poor little spider worked so hard on it!

We stopped at the post office en route to the air port and witnessed some more awesome webs there, connected to the top of the telephone poles. Maybe they were trying to keep in touch with family as there were several "on line". It looked like the world wide web! lol I guess I should have brought my camera along, but then again, we may have never gotten to the airport!

Well I didn't do anything quite as fabulous as this spider, but you might say that I did a little web construction when I finished this pin cushion a couple of days ago.



I had seen one on a site, (I don't remember where now) and had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to make it. I looked, but never did find a pattern, so with trial and error, I came up with one I figured looked pretty close to it. It is given away already, so it never became tethered to my studio. Hmmm.... Perhaps the next one will, and just maybe, I need to use a little more thread, since I had a little more inspiration.

26 comments:

Chris said...

Simply gorgeous!

PeggyR said...

I love the pincushion. But the spiderweb is awesome!

In the Light of the Moon said...

I love your pincushion and that web is just truly amazing!!I think its lovely to catch these moments on camera.Warmest Regards,Cat

quiltmom said...

Beautiful pin cushion - such pretty colors.
Mother nature can sure do some amazing things - the spider web was lovely.
Thanks for sharing.
Regards,
Anna

Flicsha said...

They are both just great!!! Flicsha

creativedawn said...

The web is awesome! and so is that pincushion! Hey, looking at your picture of the web...it looks just like the spider...gives chills! grin...just a little phobic..not of the pincushion..gulp, lol.

hugz
Pam

Caroline in NH said...

Lovely photos. I especially like the one that looks like the web is firing a laser. And what a beautiful pincushion! Love it!

Daffycat said...

Mother Nature is an amazing artist!

Your pincushion is beautiful! I'm impressed you created this with no pattern to follow!

Cathryn said...

Fantastic photos of the spider webs--tantalizing aren't they? The pincushion is absolutely lovely!

Deborah said...

The spider web and pin cushion are both beautiful!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Amazing photo's of the spider's web. Thank you for sharing them

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Your web photos are amazing...did you use a macro lens? I am still a wee bit green when it comes to capturing the best image but you definitely did lady. Imagine and Live in Peace, mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Angelcat said...

Wow that spider web is huge! It really is beautiful, aren't we lucky that mother nature creates such treasures for us to share.

Emerald Window said...

TOTALLY awesome pin cushion!
We found a kitten once while we wee studying some fabulous spiderwebs. I named her Arachne and she's one of my best friends now.
Cenya

Lisa Crone said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by A Bead A Day recently, I love finding people who are in Ohio online!

I just loved your post about the world wide "web"!! So cute!

Janine said...

Hi Needlewings,
In the world wide web there is
an award waiting for you.
Come and grab it ;0)
cheers
Janine

Karen S said...

Those are amazing pictures! The title is pretty cute too ;-)

Thanks for stopping by -- I enjoyed seeing yours.

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

webs have always been a source of amazement for me. i like the lazer beam!

callmelacie said...

That is one amazing spider web! If he can shoot lasers why couldn't he make himself a fabulous home?

Bunny said...

Love your pincushion. Those spiders do a wonderful job too. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Rebecca Ednie said...

That pin cushion is super adorable! LOVE IT! thebragal swapbot

Coleen said...

Fabulous web pictures Wanda and the pin cushion is great too. I"m following. Would love it if you folowed on my blog too.
Coleen
S-B,Check out my blog

Lil' Miss Polkadot said...

Never saw a spider web like that, beautiful !! Always amazes me that thos tniny creatures can makes such beautiful things !

The pincushion is really lovely !

a.m. design said...

Love the web, especially the longer parts on the bottom edge, something about that asymmetry!
Thanks for sharing.
-Hotcakes on SB

BillieMonster said...

oh em gee, i'm so making that pin cushion...nicely done!

chocololicknits said...

spiders really scare me, but I have to admit they have impressive work :). love the pincusion, the design on top is very cool, and it looks like it would take a lot of work to make!