Sunday, 30 November 2008

Cobwebs

It's been very cold here indeed. In fact we have had a couple of days of freezing fog.

On the up-side, everything is looking very pretty covered by whore frost. I noticed these cobwebs yesterday on my way into the village. They were woven between the railings of the Junior School Jack, Jenny, Jemima and Joe attended. I crept out this morning early to photograph them, before children poke holes in them!













A little further on was a fir tree. If only we could get a Christmas tree decorated like this one.



I looked very hard for the spiders, but couldn't see any in or around the webs. Father Ann cynically suggested that they had frozen solid on the way to the Fly Shop.

26 comments:

tut-tut said...

These are amazing; they look knitted or crocheted. Great capture!

Not to be too pedantic, but, erm, it's hoar frost. I think whore frost might have something to do with spurning a customer . . .

Maalie said...

Oooh! Lovely wintry pictures!

The spiders will be hibernating in those temeratures!



mothrima

Ju's little sister said...

Love your sense of humour, as always Lorenzo!

Looks like the garden at a haunted house to me...

Vword = swell
(for real)

Ann said...

These are fantastic. It's really something to see the detail of a web.

Thanks Jill xx

lorenzothellama said...

Nice comment Ann. What you just said to me on the phone is that they look like Peter's string vest!

hennhouse said...

Those cobwebs are beautiful!

JemimaJemoo said...

Very beautiful. I think spiders migrate don't they? That's why they weren't at home. I'll look out for them, they'll be catching the boat to Morocco from near here I expect. You'd need a pretty big pint glass and postcard to capture that lot.

My vword today is "reffers", which sounds rather like "reefers" to me. You think blogspot has started smoking?

Elizabeth said...

Such splendid cob webs.
Yes, they will be gone in an instant when the children get to them!

donsands said...

A friend of mine was bitten by a black-widow.
And my sister-in-law was twice bitten by a recluse-spider, incredibly nasty spiders.

Nice photos just the same.

Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

What gorgeous photos! I took a few spiderweb photos on my long walk.... when you started walking at dawn there was often dew still on the webs.
I will have to get someone to take a wee photo of me when I get into the habit! All wimple style covering the body fairly thoroughly, which is just as well....

Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

Visiting my blog to cast aspersions on my age lorenzo? How could you ever expect me to know such an OLD joke??

word verif = horder but I think I would rather it was border as that would help me dream of my next trip...

The Lone Beader said...

Those are REAL cobwebs! YIKES! I would hate to meet the spider who made those!

madretz said...

I've never seen this happen to spiderwebs. Looks so very cool. err cold.

simon said...

utterly gorgeous!

Rose~ said...

Wow, those are amazing :~)

Ju's little sister said...

All shall be revealed Lorenzo... Did you have a look at the details of some of the challenges?

Vword= strices, one for Wordimp perhaps?

Ted M. Gossard said...

haha. Good photos. Remarkable. And they are everywhere, but I've wondered sometimes about how all over the trees they can be at times.

We have all kinds of snow, and a fresh lake effect fall that I need to get to with my shovel right now.

Rob Hopcott said...

Thank goodness for your good example!

Now I know I don't have to clean away the cobwebs at Cafe Hopcott before the Cafe Hopcott Christmas party :-)

Barbara said...

So beautiful that you have captured these webs. The ones on the tree in particular. Some of them are just like lace work.

Shammickite said...

hahaha I was going to comment on the "whore frost" vs "hoar frost" too, but I see Tut Tut beat me to it!
Funny, did you know that here in N America nobody says "cobwebs" it's always "spider webs" but I suppose that's correct really, as don't both cob and hen spiders spin webs?
You'll have to ask the infamous Maalie, he's the wildlife expert.

Raelha said...

Ooh, lovely, interesting phots. Although I'm not sure i could've dragged myself out of bed so early on such a cold day to snap them. I admire your dedication!

Ted M. Gossard said...

Lorenzo,
I passed an award on to you. Open it up!

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

just popping by to say hello Llama - lovely photographs!

Craver Vii said...

I've seen spider webs like that before, but didn't know that it was frost that made the lines so bold. I'll keep a sharper eye out now that I know what to look for. :-)

Ted M. Gossard said...

I wonder what your winter is like over there, Lorenzo. Hopefully you're not getting the arctic, or "Canadian" blast we're getting here. Or as I've heard in the past, something like "the Siberian train".

Shammickite said...

You haven't posted since NOvember!!!! Wassamatta?

hahahah word verif is bodsyc?