Spider-Tech

I saw this walking Mouse yesterday.

My first thought was that someone had hung up a CD as a bird-scarer – people do that, don’t they, hoping the sun flashing on the silver side will scare birds off vegie gardens, etc? The photo doesn’t quite communicate how silvery and shiny it was, creating the illusion of solidity. But why was it here, on the bank of a creek in a shady, little-used picnic area?

When I got closer, I realised an industrious spider had created a very nearly perfect circle of web, which was now laden with tiny drops of condensation glittering in the sun. Isn’t it a marvellous natural world, where you can confuse a spider web and a CD?

Or maybe I’m just getting old and my eyes are going…