Monday 7 October 2013
The reason why it was so good for cobwebs this morning was that it was very misty first thing, and then the sun broke through, so all the cobwebs shone in the sunlight like sparkling jewels.
That was taken over Upton Heath, of course, since it’s Monday morning, bin day, and so time to walk on Upton Heath. One of the things I love about walking the dogs and taking a camera with me is that it makes you very aware of the subtleties of the changing seasons. And I think it helps you to appreciate them, and their beauty more.
Here’s another, denser web for you, this time in black and white.
Of course, some of them have spiders in them. Firstly in silhouette…
and then lit up by the sun.
And one last spider – this one a Four Spot Orb Weaver.
Sorry to all you arachnaphobes out there. I actually don’t really like spiders myself, but like all insects I find them fascinating to photograph.
And so onto the fungi, like this one.
Or maybe the Fly Agaric, now they are finally out on the heath.
They are back in their usual spot in the little birch copse, after a notable absence last year (which I put down to the very wet summer).
There are some nice Amanita pantharinas there too.
Further on along the Roman Road I found these Roll Rim Fungi (Paxillus involutus).
And a rather nice boletus.
My best find of the day, though, was these Amethyst Deceivers (Laccaria amethystea).