Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Caution: Watch For Webs


There's nothing like a foggy morning to make for an ethereal, moody and in this case spooky walk! 


The dew clung to the webs at Crew trails in Florida last Winter and illuminated their very existence.  The good news was that it meant you could see them.  And, hopefully avoid becoming ensnared.  They were everywhere.  EVERYWHERE!  They were delicately spun from one tree to another like glistening pearls.  A Pirate's dream. Our nightmare.  


Some of them were too high up in the trees to ensnare us.  But most of them were at eye level, just waiting to wrap us up like mummies.



The irony of this sign amused us.  The real threat today was webs.  If only we weren't such early birds, some other tourists would be the first one to walk face first into their sticky doom.  Eventually, we waved a stick in front of us and I made sure to bring up the rear. 

We never got webbed.


But we saw lots of Florida fauna.


It's a jungle out there.


Costa Rica is only a little bit greener.



Beautiful butterflies delighted.  Do you notice the delicate webs?


And dragonflies buzzed about like busy bees.


I took photos to reference for future paintings.  I would fill up the trees with birds and monkeys.  Wait... scratch monkeys.  Make that spiders the size of dinner plates.  I can't get them out of my head for some reason.


It's always a peaceful walk at Crew. 



But if it wasn't, we wouldn't have to worry about spiders. Getting webbed would be someone else's problem.

Crew was just as beautiful on our Florida trip this March. More on that later. But for now, read how our recent visit inspired in a down right gross kind of way! Over at The Chorus of the Crows

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19 comments:

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Those webs are magnificent! Such beautiful creations. But I wouldn't want to be snared by one either. The alligator sign would definitely give me pause. :-)

DJan said...

I love those pretty spider webs, but I'll bet they are one reason you keep thinking about spiders the size of dinner plates :-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow, what a web!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

To tell you the truth,,, I am so afraid of webs!! Even small ones.
love
tweedles

Ida said...

The webs are stunning. I don't think I'd want to walk into one but they are beautiful to look at. This is a lovely area to take a walk for sure.

Ruth Daly said...

Gorgeous photos - the first few of the cobwebs are just stunning.

Mitzi said...

Wow, now those are some huge webs! Glad you didn't get webbed! Beautiful scenes!

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Sharon, your pictures bring memories of places I visited during my childhood. My friends and I used to walk around to a nearby river. Even our big backyard was full of trees and plants. We saw a lot of webs. Plus, the spider was usually there waiting for a prey. Those were great times. Lets say I missed being webbed ;0)

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful photos! I'm not a huge fan of spiders, but the webs are amazing works of art.

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Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

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Lisa Kerner said...

If you want to see me freak out, watch me walk smack dab into a spider web. :-D However, I really love to capture them when they are all dewy. Fabulous captures.

Lisa @ LTTL (www.lisakerner-slp.com)

Cindy Carlsson said...

Gorgeous pictures of webs and a great post. Looks like a lovely walk, even if you did have to wave a stick in front of you. (Poor spiders, all that work only to have it knocked down come morning!)

Rhonda Albom said...

Fantastic webs, and great photos of them.

Heidi's Wanderings said...

Your photos turned out wonderful. Everytime I try to take a photo of a web it never turns out. I think there is too much light when I take them.

Stephanie said...

Love that boardwalk and stunning images on the webs.

NatureFootstep said...

nice place to visit many days. :) Nice finds. I think I have an image of the butterfly from Costa Rica. :)

lisasdream said...

Wow those are some big spider webs! They are most worst nightmare - and yep I am usually the one who walks through them.
Great photos of your early morning walk :)

Our Seaside Baby said...

Stunning photography! What an amazing place to explore. I love this type of tropical habitat, shame there is nothing similar in England. Well done for avoiding the webs, I walked into one just the other day in my garden! ;) Thanks for joining in with #MyFavouriteTrip Polly