None of my jabbering would add to the wonder of a dew covered spider web.
Still, it does make me wonder ...
Why are the drops so wonderfully spherical? Gravity should be making them drip shaped ... do spiders possess antigravity field generators? Do I watch too much SciFi?
What keeps the drops separate from each other? At the bottom of the web curve, shouldn't they be clumping together?
Water loves itself ... it's sticky thanks to little hydrogen bonds between each water molecule that cause each water molecule to stick to the next water molecule.
Get an eye dropper and a penny to see what I mean. Lay the penny down and slowly add drops of water to the penny while counting each drop. When the water runs off the penny, stop counting (duh).
Go ahead, do it. I'll wait.
It was a lot wasn't it?
Admit it, A LOT more drops than you imagined went on that penny before it finally poured off onto the table.
That's because of those hydrogen bonds between each water molecule.
Other liquids don't do that.
So now why isn't the water on the web in big globby clumps instead of close to perfect spheres?
Why such beautiful, evenly spaced water pearls?
I don't know either, but maybe there are textural things about the surface of spider silk that are evenly spaced ... hence the droplets form around them ... ??? ... maybe?
Obviously I haven't Googled this.
In fact, my intention this morning was to let the photo speak for itself and not write anymore than the first sentence above ... I do write a lot here after all and should be allowed a break once in a while ... but,
... the more I looked at the photo, the more questions it inspired.
It seems I jabbered after all.