Everyone knows that Nature is a strange and wonderful thing, but one of the strangest things I've seen in a long time popped up on one of my recent walks whilst trying to miss the rain - yes, its still raining !
Trudging along a muddy track near home I noticed that one of the banks appeared to have a white, frosty-looking covering, but only on part of it.
Very strange, and even though we've had some overnight frosts recently, I just couldn't understand why just part of the bank ? Now look closer....
Layers and layers of spiders' webs covering the bank for several metres - can you imagine how long it took to create this ? As we have no monster spiders in this part of the world and the ones you normally see outside are not a lot bigger than a money spider, this is quite a an achievement in my book !
NB - The big, black, hairy spiders prefer to be inside terrorising humans :-)