Fishhawk Lake-The ARt of SpiDer WEbs

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Fishhawk Lake-The ARt of SpiDer WEbs 

After spending a morning up on Greasy Spoon Road in a fall-like foggy dreamland, I noticed with the hazy sun filtering through that there were spider webs catching my eye in my peripheral vision as I would walk along and the glint of the sun would hit them just right and voila! a web would come into view! 

Spider Web art-Gayle Rich-Boxman 2014 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

Delightful, because at certain angles they were completely invisible. Having grabbed my camera, but not my "cheaters", my eyes were deceiving me and I really had no idea how these photos would turn out. 

As a matter-of-fact, the very first large web that caught my eye because of the light shining in a certain direction turned out to have a spider locked prominently in the middle--showing off like the true artist that he was. 

Spider in his web-Gayle Rich-Boxman 2014 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

There were fully sculpted webs, wrapped amongst leaves, some sitting low to the ground, others draped high up above my head, like dreamweavers. 

Dreamweaver-Gayle Rich-Boxman 2014 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

They were quite magical in their intricate patterns and I found myself newly obsessed with taking more and more photos of each new creation that I would happen upon. 

Some had dewy strings, others had a Halloween-like eery quality about them. They were fully on display as if I were at a private artshow. 

Each one was perfectly woven and they used a "mixed media" in their artwork. 

Spider web art mixed media-Gayle Rich-Boxman Copyrighted All Rights Reserved 2014

If only we would stop long enough to see what nature's art has to show us, we would be in awe every single day of our lives. 

Art of the Spider-Gayle Rich-Boxman Copyrighted All Rights Reserved 2014



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Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Wow, that is some real art, Gayle.  Beautiful photos.  It will make me see my cobwebs in a whole new light!

Aug 24, 2014 04:27 AM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Gayle- beautiful photos.  Spider webs intrigue and amaze me.  How do they do that?!  Glad you grabbed your camera.

Aug 24, 2014 06:58 AM #2
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Gayle, these are beautiful! Funny how each artist has their own very unique style! It's like music. Like they're all unique within a tradition. Except #3, that one seems to be the abstract expressionist of the group! Love the symmetry. You did a lovely job of capturing the light and context. 

Aug 24, 2014 07:38 AM #3
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Gayle...those are some really amazing photos. How awesome. You must be really happy at how they turned out. 

Aug 24, 2014 07:51 AM #4
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Gayle - Those are beautiful photos by you, and great work by the builders. I usually just walk blindly into those and then totally lose it.

Aug 24, 2014 08:28 AM #5
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Don, I was seeing them in a whole new light, TOO! They are such amazing creatures....

Kathy, me, TOO!!! Ever since Charlotte's Web I have been fascinated. Actually, I am afraid of spiders crawling on me, but I sure love watching them work. And the webs are so strong.

Rene, a fellow artist understands all of I completely agree with you on the uniqueness of the artistic bent. I know that not everyone would see what I see in this, but if you do it right, you can open up avenues for people to re-think their tastes. 

Debbie, I was rather thrilled with them and had fun with the editing process. 

Here is one more:

Spider web in muted tones-Gayle Rich-Boxman Copyrighted All Rights Reserved 2014

Aug 24, 2014 08:31 AM #6
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Dick, oh some people totally freak out when a cobweb hits them! I just feel badly that I've ruined their work and they have to go and do a patch job or start over!

Aug 24, 2014 08:32 AM #7
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Gayle ...I love to photo these ....especially in the morning with the dew and sun coming up ....Thanks for the reminder that I need to get back out and capture some more!

Aug 24, 2014 11:18 AM #8
Ellie Penaranda
239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Florida Real Estate - Waterfront & Beach Co

Gayle, you are amazingly talented with the camera... you captured quite a collection.  I don't think I will look at a spider webs the same way again. Love your new photo too.

Aug 24, 2014 02:49 PM #9
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Gayle, nice photo up on Greasy Spoon. Guess Greasy Spoon would have some place in the FISHHAWK mystery book you may write. Interesting shots on the spider webs.

Aug 24, 2014 04:22 PM #10
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

You really need to take some photos and sell them.  The photos are great and if you decide to do so I'll look into buying one or two.  They are wonderful

Aug 24, 2014 10:35 PM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Gayle, for sharing your beautiful photographs.

Have a wonderful week with your camera in hand.

Aug 24, 2014 11:06 PM #12
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Got a spider bite last week while gardening and am dealing with taking care of it to keep it from getting worse - love the webs, and love spiders, not too thrilled with this darn bite.

The top photo is sooo cool. Nice job, Gayle.

Aug 25, 2014 01:27 AM #13
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

Those pics are really gorgeous, Gayle. They look like photos from magazines. Love them!

Aug 25, 2014 03:45 AM #14
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Gayle,

Wow..the photos are fabulous! You don't need your cheaters..I can't imagine you getting better shots! Excellent vantage point..really awesome job!

Aug 25, 2014 05:59 AM #15
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Great pictures. You have a great eye for photos.

I miss this types of shots....look at the big picture too much.

Aug 25, 2014 10:32 PM #16
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Gayle, these spider webs are a mystery of nature, they are just stunning and I love the colors filtering through them.  You have an incredible eye and a gift for finding just what to look for!

Aug 26, 2014 12:00 AM #17
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


Thanks for sharing these amazing webs! I'm always surprised to see how creative they can be when spinning their webs. That first one with the colors shining through is something I've never seen before and it's very beautiful! When it comes to creativity, you are not only surrounded by it, you are a creative spirit that always inspires me. Thank you Gayle~

Aug 26, 2014 01:33 AM #18
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Thank you, everyone for allowing me to indulge in crazy art...and that you saw past the creepy-crawly stuff and enjoyed it for art's sake. 

I have very little blogging time, so I'll do my best to say hi to you on your blogs.

Aug 26, 2014 03:18 AM #19
Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Gayle, These are some amazing Spider Web photos and the perspectives are simply amazing.

Sep 03, 2014 09:43 PM #20
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