Spider webs in 1:12 scale

by brae  

I knew when I finished Baslow Ranch that if I just left it to dust and time, it would become more realistic with age.  In addition to the light coating of dust from the past two years, the barn has apparently attracted the attention of small spiders -- as barns are apt to do.  There is a fine covering of webs inside the top of the barn by the lights.

Quite marvelous, don't you think?  :D  It's interesting to me since the lights aren't often on and they wouldn't really attract insects of any sort besides, but this is exactly where spiders would congregate in a real life barn -- the perfect place to catch any insects attracted to the lights.

They aren't shown in this photo, but the webs continue under the slight lip of the roof outside this wall, too.  I suppose someday I'll have to dust the house and remove the webs when they become overwhelming, but not yet.


Comment from: conny wethington [Visitor]
Isn't it amazing how spiders know how to inhabit these areas. It is like they have instant radar. dadada empty barn ahead!
06/03/12 @ 14:28
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
That is just so cool. Can anyone else see the fish?
06/03/12 @ 18:09
Comment from: brae [Member]
Hmm....spider webs as a Rorschach test? :))
06/03/12 @ 18:20
Comment from: Eliana [Visitor]
Beautiful photo! The little spider has contributed immensely to this wonderful scene. &#59;)
06/03/12 @ 19:34
Comment from: Annina [Visitor]
06/04/12 @ 03:24
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
I must be the exception to the rule because I detest spiders. When I see one, I hunt it down and kill it. It's the get it before it gets you mentality. I find them creepy! I would not be able to sleep if I knew there were spiders living in a dollhouse in my house. It would creep me out! I don't mind spiders in children's books! I think they can be cute in a book and it's the only time my fear does not surface.
06/04/12 @ 07:44
Comment from: brae [Member]
Aw, Lucille! So sorry to give you the creeps! :-/ I don't mind the little ones and the thin ones, but if they get too large or are too hairy, out comes the vacuum...though I have been known to escort them outside, too. It just depends. If it's eviction day (i.e., cleaning day with the vacuum in hand), they are sent on to the next life.
06/04/12 @ 07:51
Comment from: brae [Member]
My friend sent me this comment I just had to share: "That is too cool about the spider web...see it was so life like that you even tricked a spider! lol" :))
06/04/12 @ 08:09

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