Not your typical rain drops on spider web – Part 1

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We don’t get a lot of rain in San Diego. In fact, it didn’t rain for about six months until this past week, when first we had a few showers for a day, then slow but steady rain the next day. I love to see nature awaken with the welcome moisture, after looking stagnant for so long. And rain drops can be a great opportunity to snap some interesting pictures.

I first tried photos of rain drops on leaves and a few flowers. The results were OK but not too impressive. But then, I spotted something unusual in my backyard among the rocks and it got my attention right away. I knew I had to run inside and grab my camera.

Now, you need to know I hate spiders. I didn’t say dislike, I said hate. I can’t stand those things crawling around my house, my sanctuary. If they enter, they must die. I have no Buddhist thoughts whatsoever when it comes to spiders in my home. I’ll tolerate them outside (as long as they don’t look like they’re trying to get inside my house) and their spider webs can be interesting to look at. Well, except for the black widow spider webs, which are a complete mess.

Rain drops can make a spider web look quite pretty. I’m sure you’ve seen hundred of photos of wet spider webs, covered with fresh rain drops. But I’ve got something different for you. This is what caught my attention: rain drops on a spider web over river rocks. Remember you can click on any of the photos below for a larger view.

Rain drops on a spider web over river rocks
Rain drops on a spider web over river rocks

Here’s another photo of these rain drops on the spider web with the river rocks as the background, a little closer this time.

Close-up of rain drops on a spider web with river rocks underneath
Close-up of rain drops on a spider web with river rocks underneath

What do you think? Do you like it?

I have a couple more photos of these rain drops and you’ll be able to see them later this week. Make sure you subscribe to this blog in the left sidebar to receive regular updates.