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