Friday, December 11, 2009

A Revelation on a Foggy Day

It’s extraordinary how a change in the weather can turn the mundane into something magical. Every day I’ve been walking past these hogweed umbels without noticing the spider gossamer draped over them, but a foggy day transformed them with thousands of microscopic water droplets. Amazing stuff, spider silk, famously strong and durable – see
Check out this incredible textile, made from the golden silk of a million Madagascan golden orb spiders, at 


  1. Very true. A misty/foggy morning highlighting these spider strands really transforms a landscape.

  2. Hi Keith, it's amazing how durable spider silk is, with webs surviving long after the spiders that spun them have gone..