July 26, 2012

Beads On Silk.

With only a few warm weeks here and there, this summer has been one of the coldest ones on record. The sun holds enough heat to warm up the ground during the day, yet the cold arctic air streaming until very recently straight from the North Pole has kept our nights unseasonably cool and our mornings defined by dew, the droplets of which hold a hidden beauty to be found by an early riser.

Our lawn is full of miniature spiders which spin their invisible, tiny webs in the twilight of the white nights. Their masterpieces are usually unseen to the human eye. Yet, morning dew and even soft rain visualize these silky, fragile architectures for a few hours upon dawn. Resembling glass beads threaded on silk, one can marvel over this natural wonder of nature, before the sun burns the water droplets away, hiding these treasures from our view, as if they never even existed at all ...

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25 comments:

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely creations of nature and beautifully captures by you Zuzana:)

Elisabeth said...

Such glorious images here, Zuzana. The spider webs and dew: one of the advantages it would seem of a less than warm summer.

Mimi said...

Love your photography here Zuzana!
No 3 is so beautiful, like a crystal chandelier.
Our summer is shaping the same way as yours; it's funny, we had the mildest winter in a long time, followed by the coolest summer. we've had some days in the last few weeks that were colder that in February!
But...today the sun in shining!! Yay! I'm off out to the garden!

G said...

Oh Zuzama, these pictures are so beautiful. Nature is remarkable. Strangely we've had a hotter-than-usual summer... I'd love the relief of your cool mornings!

Julie Hibbard said...

You know that I am fascinated with the delicate and intricate work of spiders! Their patience and diligence is constantly amazing to me! These photos are gorgeous...thank you for always sharing your beautiful observations!

ladyfi said...

Oh how lovely to be greeted by these pearls every day. Such magical shots.

Brian Miller said...

what magical captures of the spider webs...they are so cool glimmering in the dew...for you it has been cold and for us one of the hottest in forever, interesting that....is it really almost over?

Myrna R. said...

Wish I could send you some heat from here where it's hot and the rains have started, making the desert bloom.

Your photos are so spectacular. Nice to notice the beauty of a spider's weave.

Take care Zuzana.

sage said...

What wonderful photos. Our summer has been warmer (actually hotter) than normal. I like cool summers!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Beautiful! as are your words.

All joys,

Sharon

MarieHarmony said...

It's trully beautiful Zuzana....the morning seems to be a special time when many beauties can be seen.
It makes me wonder at the Creation.
Hope you are well dear friend. The days you and your husband will meet again are getting shorter.
Have a beautiful evening. xoxo

Min plats i solen said...

Wonderful pictures Zuzana! Nature sure is a masterartist. And it's creations free to watch and enjoy as well. :)

Thank you so very much for your kind and sweet comment on my blog. So nice to hear from you and thanks to your comment I found my way here to your lovely blog. :)

Take care!

Lotta
xx

Maggi said...

Stunning photos. These jewels go a long way to compensate for the lack of warmth this summer.

LadyCat said...

Your photos are so beautiful. The webs remind me of crystal jewelry.

Jerry said...

I am really captivated by these particular photos. Someone mentioned 'chandeliers'. That is an apt description.

The adornment of you words make them even more meaningful.

SandyCarlson said...

Your delicate images are masterpieces. The extremes of temperature around the world are disturbing, to say the least.

A Lady's Life said...

Aren't they beautiful.
You took fantastic shots of them.
Spiders are incredible creatures.
It's good to keep them in gardens. Why are they in the grass?hmmm

Today is hot and humid yesterday was cooler
Our weather can't seem to make up its' mind what it wants to do.
I want to go take a dip in the water but I am not sure if it will be warm enough. I don't like cold water.lol

sprinkles said...

I'm so glad these spiderwebs are in your lawn and not mine! I can appreciate them so much more in your yard. lol

They are beautiful though!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Zuzana,

You have shared some beautiful photos of nature, amazing and they really do look like crystal necklaces.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Amanda said...

those images are magical, zuzana. your weather is the opposite of ours - we could use some cooler temperatures here - yours is one of the coldest on record and we are heading into another week of record breaking heat.

wishing you a wonderful week ahead xoxo

Rajesh said...

Those webbing's with water droplets on the green lawn look great.

Pierre BOYER said...

So gorgeous and poetic...
Best regards from France,

Pierre

Lilybets said...

Hi Zuzane,tanks for your support and kind words,I really appreciate them.

Ruby said...

Wonderful beads. Your pictures are as always stunning. xoxo Ruby

Hilary said...

You've captured some wonderful images here, Z. The dew or rain on webs is fascinating, isn't it? Great captures.