Early one morning last September, I went for a walk with the hound in the lane beside our house. It had been raining heavily for what seemed like weeks, and this was the first clear, sunny day that we'd seen in ages. I quickly noticed (it was impossible to avoid noticing!) that the spiders, emboldened by the unaccustomed heat and light, had gone berserk with enthusiasm and had festooned every available shrub and bush with gossamer webs, which were still damp with dew and glistened in the morning sunlight. I half expected to see a huge web strung across the very lane itself, as some over-ambitious spider, sick of eating bugs, was trying for bigger prey (in case the seemingly interminable rain started again). It was quite beautiful, so I took a few pictures, which I dumped in a desktop folder and then forgot about, only stumbling across them recently while looking for something else. I hope you like them.
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