Sunday, December 18, 2011

Small Wonder

At the preschool where I work, there are often surprises waiting for us in the backyard.  On a chilly, misty morning a couple weeks ago, this is what I found.

This was no ordinary spiderweb, because each strand was strung with tiny water droplets.  It resiliently sagged under the weight until a gust of wind knocked it down that afternoon.

For a few hours, it sparkled from the top of the swing set.  It didn't seem to mind the rain and the cold.


Anonymous said...

So pretty! I can't tell - are they frozen or liquid droplets?


Ravenous Woman said...

They were so tiny I think they were frozen that morning and starting to thaw. Nature is so neat.