Early Morning

Some mornings I want to quickly feed the animals and stay in the house with my coffee until it's light and the fog has lifted.   Other mornings I feel drawn to be out there a little longer while the dogs take their time out on the property.   I usually don't take my camera outside unless there's a pretty sunrise.   Yesterday, after the dogs went back into the yard and I let the donkeys out for the day, I went in to get my camera.   Early morning can be very interesting if you pay attention.   

In the mist, you can see these webs all around.

Here's a closer look.

Aren't these nice?   So much work going on here during the night.   So I was curious and of course Google'd Tarantula webs.   We have Tarantulas here, they live in the ground, and they are nocturnal.   These look very much like the Tarantula webs I found on the Internet.   Apparently they build these either to protect their burrow from invaders and/or to use as a type of hammock above ground.   

Fascinating how much activity is going on out on our property during the night!   I'm going to look into this further but that's the best explanation I can come up with for now.

And what sort of beast left this out on the property????

Aha, I think I'm on to something.


Noticed turkey tracks, deer tracks and some other kind of critter tracks on our driveway yesterday. Lots of activity when one is not looking.
Comfypjs said…
Your photos are just gorgeous even if they are only tarantula webs. LOL!
TexWisGirl said…
cute little parade o' hens!
I didn't know they spun. We s.. loveghe xhixmie fluff!
I love seeing the webs in the early morning too, your pictures of them are terrific, as are the ones of your chickens!! I hope you've had a good day!!
missing moments said…
busy busy creatures! love that line of hens!
CountryDew said…
Lovely shots of the tarantula web. Though I confess that gives me shivers as I am not a spider fan!
Your hens are so pretty! :)
Hilary said…
Oh I'm glad I'm not there when they're building those things.. shivers! There's always a good reason to have a camera on hand.. you've proven that with these fine photos.
Gone Country said…
Tarantulas? Ew! Nice webs though!

It is amazing what all goes on at night while we're safe indoors!

Such pretty girls parading around!
Oh goodness...I didn't realize that tarantula's made webs...at least you can see where their dens are. I'm sorry but I hate spiders...they scare the beejeebers out of me. Give me a snake instead of a spider any day! Not that I like snakes that much but they do keep the mouse population down on the farm. I do love chickens though and love the picture of your girls on their daily stroll. We have 26 hens and 2 roosters and I love them all. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Maura :)
My 2 Pesos said…
Beautiful animals. (:

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