Saturday, November 14, 2009

Weeds and Webs

I have no idea how to describe them. Are they beautiful, ugly, awesome, weird, unique, indifferent, extraordinary, or simply nothing at all? But I am fond of them.

They were standing besides the pathway at the paddy field, and were so near to me, yet I had almost overlooked them. My focus was on the distant view, looking for birds, birds, and birds, and not until the butterflies and dragonflies got my attention.

I have spotted one, I have spotted two, and started to look for more, thus this is then my collection on weeds and webs.

The synergy of the bend, the straight, the fluffy brown, the skinny green, and of course, the webs with scattered preys have converted a normal look into something that worth a record in the blogosphere.
Please don't tell you find squirrels over here, only because their tails are shown unintentionally.

This is another interesting one. It may look like a horse tail or a whip (Indiana Jones is back again), or your views are all welcomed. Spider web may look dirty and messy at one time, it adds zest to the story along the journey at the other time. If you are not convinced, let's follow me to the next one.

The layers of green look beautiful, but I like the preys on web more. How can my picture comes without them? The white mesh at the end should be a cocoon or something similar.

The walk at this paddy field did not promise me many photos of birds, but on the other hand it gave me plenty more experiences. Look at the last one, the creation of nature simply makes me ponder, there must be no way I can discover all the goodness of nature in my lifetime, and everyday is always a day with new wonders though I shall continue on the same journey.

27 comments:

:: flyingstars :: said...

Now that's a great catch...simple delights of nature.......really admire your observation and the way you have captured these shots...just lovely!

Diane AZ said...

These images are beautiful, Rainfield! I'm glad you were open to seeing "Weeds and Webs" while looking for birds.

Mei Teng said...

Interesting looking weeds!

Pacey said...

Ah, they are wonderful and awesome and unique...and everything...i like every one of it. They are good finds rain and you do always show us wonders of nature.

George said...

You have a marvelous eye for finding beauty in nature. Each of these photo is exquisite -- a work of art. But I also like your philosophy -- 'every day is always a day of new wonders'. Thanks for all the beauty you share.

Kirigalpoththa said...

very interesting.. that must be a tiny spider right?

Cher said...

those are superb shots of weeds and webs, and yes - everyday is always a day of new wonders. i don't just love your photos but your thoughts too. :)

have a great weekend, Rainfield!

Cheryl said...

I too like to stop and enjoy the weeds and webs. They too are beautiful in their own way and often overlooked. Thanks for sharing such wonders.

Cate said...

You have a good eye, and patience to capture these shots.

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful photos Rainfield, and I love your way of thinking about nature. All things in nature are beautiful in their own way. The grasses have so much texture and design, they make great photos.
Judy

Sharkbytes said...

I love the shapes and textures. Very cool.

rainfield61 said...

I love nature, and I love the moment when I wake up, I see commnets from you.

flyingstars: Yes, they are simple yet delightful. My eyes are surely comparable with yours. LOL.

Diane: These are the surprises I get when I try to do new things. Whenever there is a try, I always rewarded with either big or small wonders.

Mei Teng: They surely are.

Pacey: When you were sleeping, the nature created the arts of wonder.
When I were awake, I foundn them for you.

George: 'every day is always a day of new wonders', be it big or small. I just grab them.

Kirigalpoththa: They must be, but I didn't confirm that.

Cher: Have a great weekend. I am going to joim a 5 km run at Penang Island right after this.
BTW, you have received your latest wonder by visiting my blog. LOL.

Cheryl: You are absolutely right. Just stop and look, and you will enjoy the creations of nature.

Cate: In fact, I have a good pair of spectacles.

SquirrelQueen: All things in nature are beautiful in their own way. It is up to us to decide how to appreciate them.

Sharkbytes: Me too. They grow in such a nice and unique shape.

Icy BC said...

They are beautiful, rainfield! These unexpected finds are always a treasure to see to me.

eileeninmd said...

You do see to find a way to make even the weeds look wonderful. Great photos.

Mona Sweden said...

Beautiful shots of the wonders of nature!

Ratty said...

Some of them do look like squirrel tails. And they are perfect plants for helping to support spider webs.

Glennis said...

So tiny but you didn't miss them.

rainfield61 said...

Icy: Is this what we used to say, plan to fail?

Unexpected finds which are not in original list are always a treasure.

eileeninmd: They appeared in a wonderful way, I am just the "interface" which help to show them to you.

Mona Sweden: Welcome abroad.You will appreciate tropical scene very much.

Ratty: I have seen squirrels running in front of me. I was able to run after them. Yes, only ran after them.

Glennis: So tiny, but so wonderful.

Riet said...

Wow, beautiful photo's of nature.

reanaclaire said...

U are really into nature, that is a good hobby.. that shows u r patient too.. i am otherwise, i m on the fast pace type but now of course, i m relaxing and taking it slow.. i love visiting blogs and commenting..

Tes said...

Those spiders are architects! They have designed their nesting place beautifully. Good capture, Rain!

VanillaSeven said...

Thats some weird looking weeds you took rainfield. Cool :)

wenn said...

wow..that's interesting..

betchai said...

all of the above :) they are definitely beautiful, unique, weird, extra-ordinary, and i am glad you captured all these for us too.

sometimes looking too far makes us not see the treasures right by our side, am glad you were able to capture these amazing gifts from nature right next to you.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

They are unique and very fascinating. I just can't stop looking at them and wondering. You have an eye for unique creations.

jeannette stgermain said...

These pics are very artistically done! People in Holland (lived most of my life there) have so often told me that people from Asia are artistically inclined, more than the Europians (don't know if it's true)

Ayie said...

everything has its own beauty and these might seem to be just nothing in ordinary view but as you look deeper, you'll see something else. You'll get to know its character.