It had stormed the day before. And the great buttonwood had shed some more of its bark. (They don't call them buttonwoods around here, but sycamores or plane trees.)
I made a special trip to shoot this near sundown, so the light would be good. I actually hadn't planned on the shadow. (I was standing to the side to stay out of the way, so it wasn't as obvious as it is here.)
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Shortly after sunrise on a foggy, summer morning, I found these haphazardly hung strands of spiderweb in a small tree. They remind me of the Jacob's Ladder that we used to make as children from a loop of string between our hands. (See here for a demonstration.)