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    Delights of a camp site

    Just back from another wonderful walking weekend rally in a lovely farm in Hampshire. Hot sunny days, balmy evenings, sitting around with friends savouring some home made wine and nibbles chatting and laughing until bed time (9ish I hasten to add). Stunning walks and lovely views.

    Kestrels in the trees, horses in next field, crops swaying in the gentle breeze. But the field we were in was huge and it appeared to glisten all over, as if scattered generously with diamonds and silver glitter. On further investigation we discovered that the entire field was closely spun with tiny lengths of the finest cobweb. Tiny, tiny spiders must have been busy each night and day to give us this delightful treat. The van did have evidence of them though but they were so small as to not be a problem. I cannot quite believe that such tiny spiders could cover such a huge field in such beauty. As the sun shone on it it just glowed.

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    Originally posted by Flo View Post
    Just back from another wonderful walking weekend rally in a lovely farm in Hampshire. Hot sunny days, balmy evenings, sitting around with friends savouring some home made wine and nibbles chatting and laughing until bed time (9ish I hasten to add). Stunning walks and lovely views.

    Kestrels in the trees, horses in next field, crops swaying in the gentle breeze. But the field we were in was huge and it appeared to glisten all over, as if scattered generously with diamonds and silver glitter. On further investigation we discovered that the entire field was closely spun with tiny lengths of the finest cobweb. Tiny, tiny spiders must have been busy each night and day to give us this delightful treat. The van did have evidence of them though but they were so small as to not be a problem. I cannot quite believe that such tiny spiders could cover such a huge field in such beauty. As the sun shone on it it just glowed.
    Wonderful descriptive stuff!
    Jac

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      #3
      ~Well you don't need a photo with a description like that, Flo!

      We had money spiders inside and out recently at a THs site, half of them came home with me, so I hope they get on with the natives! LOL!!

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        #4
        one of the smallest spiders and one of the most prolific,the linyphilidae,the sheet weavers,called money spiders because folk believed they would walk on you to spin you new clothes and you would become rich thereby.
        They are also one of the higest flying animals,being found attatched to gossamer threads miles up in the atmosphere.Needless to say they are global in extent.
        Young men sow wild oats.Old men grow sage.

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          #5
          Not quite like this web on grass, in Australia:

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            #6
            Originally posted by Flo View Post
            Not quite like this web on grass, in Australia:

            Arachnaphobics look away now
            derek b and Babs

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              #7
              Whilst I have no particular fear of spiders, this rather freaks me out!
              Carpe diem! :)

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                #8
                Originally posted by NomadSue2012 View Post
                Whilst I have no particular fear of spiders, this rather freaks me out!
                Ah!,pity,the sheets of gossamer softly and silently billowing in a gentle breeze ,with the sunlight shimmering on it like light on pools of water,is a lovely sight,and very transient,one strong wind or heavy shower and its gone!
                and there is no guarantee it will happen in the same place next year,or at all.

                Like so many beautiful things,blink and its gone!
                Young men sow wild oats.Old men grow sage.

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                  #9
                  Like these on my shed! Really must clean the darned thing! Poor spider copped it as well, it was freezing for days on end here

                  Seriously, that photo of the fields freaks me out as well, I don't mind spiders, but HOW MANY ARE THERE at work there???????
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                    #10
                    Very poetic, Ian.

                    I'm not a total coward though. I've held a tarantula in my hands - it felt quite tickly.
                    and an African snail (heavy), a giant millipede (about 6 inches long) - like a clockwork toy, and a snake (surprisingly dry).
                    Carpe diem! :)

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by derek b View Post
                      Arachnaphobics look away now

                      Now that makes my skin crawl, and I'm not afraid of spiders

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