My sister who lives locally was also going for a walk in Coombe Wood - we met and enjoyed a walk together.
Armies of spiders had made a crazy array of trailing threads, nets and meshes which were covered with droplets of water. They were like holograms which suddenly came into focus - but it only took one tiny step to the left or right for them to vanish again.
Tiny threads among the berries
The mist obscured familiar backgrounds
Droplets of water acted as magnifying glasses on the almost invisible stripes on these broad leaves
Silvery threads festooned across the flowers
Looking more like a white Christmas tree than a grass seed head with its droplet baubles and webby tinsel decorations
Webs in all different shapes and sizes
Some neat and some damaged and holey
A group of school children were having an drama lesson by the little hut. What a brilliant idea for them to be acting a Shakespeare play in the open instead of in a classroom
Mist surrounding the prairie beds
An incredibly neat web with a star shaped edge and lovely contrast between the very tight central area and the lacier outer rings which droop with the heaviness of the water droplets.
Long threads wafting around the beauty berries
Webs like delicate crystal bowls, heavy with the droplets of water
Webs trapping falling leaves
The sound of dripping from the trees
Fine strands making connections between the leaves
Abstract web making
Fine threads and water droplets
So many different webs - but the spiders had all gone into hiding. I expect they were sheltering somewhere waiting for their webs to dry
Thank you very much for joining me