Monday, July 02, 2007

String of pearls

Drops of morning dew glisten on a spider web like pearls threaded on a string. This is some micro-scenery from my recent morning walk. I'm not sure why the moisture would be attracted to this particular thread of the spider web more than the others.

I do know that the moisture was attracted to me as I walked through knee-high grass to get to a pond that I wanted to photograph in the early morning fog. Within minutes of arriving at this spot my shoes and socks and pantlegs were soaked in dew. Not only that but I found that my lenses, filters and viewfinder continually fogged over in the thick air.

I was a stranger from a world of dryness trying to make my way in a moist world. More than once a bullfrog chuckled at me as I squished around trying to position myself on the banks of the water. Then, having captured a boxful of images on a long strip of plastic film, I headed home to dry off.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

7 comments:

Wanda said...

What a delightful story and picture to go with it....hope your shoes and pants dried out!!

Neva said...

I love this photo.

Kim said...

Wonderful story, and a beautiful image! Most people miss out the small wonders like this that make up our everyday world. Thank you for capturing it and sharing it with all of us!

Hillary said...

Lovely! :) And yes, there are great lengths we go to to get good shots, aren't there?

Sheila said...

Very beautiful and I hope you think well worth the wet shoes.

James said...

The shoes are fine, now. I didn't mention that my camera took a tumble while out that morning -- the front of my favorite lens lost its nameplate and now looks like its been through a battle. But it still works OK (the photo of the path and the sun through the trees was taken after the small accident). Resiliency all the way around.

JAM said...

Wonderful shot. Wonderful. I remember staring in wonder at big spider webs as a kid. All the while being scared the spider might get on me.