Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

Photos from a foggy morning walk along the berm between Niles Pond and Brace Cove this morning.

Spider's Web Niles pond -2 ©Kim Smith 2014

The shoreline draped in gossamer nets–the world according to spiders.

Spider's Web Niles pond -3 ©Kim Smith 2014

Spider's Web Niles pond -4 ©Kim Smith 2014

Spider's Web Niles Pond Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014JPGSong Sparrow Niles Pond Gloucester ©Kim Smith 2014Song Sparrow

Rosa rugosa Nile pond ©Kim Smith 2014

Rosa rugosa

See more photos here.

Spider's Web Niles pond -6 ©Kim Smith 2014Water Lily Niles pond -2 ©Kim Smith 2014Foggy Niles pond -2 ©Kim Smith 2014


  • Thanks for the eye candy Kim!


  • Magnificent photos.Growing up I always called it Braces’s Cove, (I’M sure a Gloucester colloquialism). An ecosystem I never embraced. Thx for sharing the flora and fauna.


    • Thank you Genie. I’ve heard Brace Cove equally as much as Brace’s Cove. I never tire of walking there and always find something exquisite to photograph.


  • Beautiful photography ~ Niles pond is such a treasure ~ you were the hunter today ;)


    • Thanks so much Mary. I wasn’t planning to photograph because I thought the light was too flat. The minute I walked out onto the berm I was sorry i didn’t have my camera and ran back to the car to get it. The spider webs are there all the time and the dew and low light made them really pop.


  • That song sparrow photo! Wow!


  • Growing up in Gloucester,early morning was often like your photos today.I’m glad you went back to get your camera,Kim. Thanks for sharing your vision.


  • Great Vision capture during your walk – Kim and a very reflective moment here for sure glad you shared it with us…On the spider web side – I thought about this watching them myself and this is how I felt:

    “I have learned allot watching the spider in his web. Like how a spider acts after catching a bug – it wraps its meal up – stays by it as to be thankful for the offering meal…Then the spider repairs its web, for this maintains the balance in the circle-of-life, of his family, home & web, vital to survival.” (Dave Moore)

    Thanks Dave & Kim :-)


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