I stepped out this morning onto a bright, wet lawn, and saw circles of light scattered about. These "fairies' handkerchiefs" are one of the visual treats of a dewy morning as small droplets of water are caught in round spiderwebs close to the ground.
The creator of this fanciful web is the grass spider, who is sheltered in a funnel within it.
Beads of moisture rise up in fine strings from the weedy lawn, making it into a tiny light show.
A translucently clothed snail wanders across a wet hosta leaf, sipping as it goes.
Water droplets hang from a hosta bud, carrying their surroundings within their globes. The sun soon dries this errant moisture, but it will return another morning with its glistening light.