'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Sunday, 29 March 2009

Feathers, cobwebs and dew

I feel I received the most marvelous gift this morning.  I got up early and went down to the park.  The sun was low still and caught the soft fluffy plumes of the toitoi in its warm glow as I went down the path.  But the special gift was the on the grass - the sun's rays were at just the right angle, and the whole sports ground looked like it had been covered with silver from the dew on each blade, and caught on a million spiderwebs.  Breath-taking!


  1. sometimes life just surprises us with unexpected beauty. :-)

    we really liked this series, ya did good, now keep'em comin'- jez luvitt!

    thank you,


  2. Your photos are so pretty Katherine, even if they are about s-p-i-d-e-r-s


  3. My Sunday morning is still to come. No park walking for me. I've got to jump in the car and head on down to Birmingham to bring the daughter home for her Easter break.

  4. Thanks sUN!

    Lori - Are they not a favourite of yours? Sorry! The ones that make these webs must be very tiny - I didn't see a single one!

    Oh YP - How long will that take? I guess you two 'captive audiences' will have a nice catch-up in the car on the way home, 'tho'.

  5. cobwebs in the grass. With the dew it really is beautiful.

  6. Beautiful, and I loved your description of it too.

    Years ago my parents lived for a short while in a house we never grew fond of (having just had to leave one we loved) but one feature was a metal railed balcony. All the curlicues of the railings used to get filled with webs and I remember the dew on them. Through the big windows that looked out onto the balcony, it was like seeing an amazing ephemeral tapestry.

  7. That must be a fairy's hammock in the last picture!

  8. i love the photos here! even i become inspired to pick up a paintbrush!

  9. My comment is WOW - hardly inspired or original; unlike the photos which are both.