Funnel Wet

Funnel Wet

Rain-soaked funnel web on the lawn of Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT. The tunnel can be seen in the center. I think this is probably the web of a grass spider, like the one that visited my office last November, or maybe a wolf spider.

 

Drop in!

A closer view of the tunnel.

The silk is so fine that it’s invisible and it looks like the droplets are levitating. Any prey will probably not see it in good weather, and the spider will jump out and grab it as soon as the web is disturbed. The silk also seems to create a screen effect that sharpens the edges in the photo and intensifies the contrasts.

Tiny red covered bridge

Tiny red covered bridge

Covered foot bridge over a gate in a dam on Fountain Lake Reservoir in Ansonia, CT.

Lupine

Lupine

Lupinus polyphyllus. In the courtyard of Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

The bokeh in this shot is amazing. It’s almost like virtual reality, with everything around the flower defocused and just the flower is focused in the center. It also gives the impression of a safari shot, with the elusive wild lupine finally being captured on camera.

Coyoty eats “Mexican” food on a “Mexican” holiday.

At the Town Line Diner in Rocky Hill, CT on Cinco de Mayo.

Steak quesadilla with pico de gallo

Steak quesadilla with pico de gallo.

Jalapeño poppers with marinara

Jalapeño poppers with marinara.

Blueberry tart

Blueberry tart.

Frozen strawberry margarita

Frozen strawberry margarita.