Posted by: Debra Kolkka | April 3, 2013

Better than Bulgari

As we were leaving our lovely new house in Vergemoli the other day I spotted these spider webs. It had been raining most of the night, but there was some delightful morning sun. Take a look at these gorgeous webs sparkling in the sunlight…surely prettier than any jewel.

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Back in Ponte a Serraglio there was another one waiting for me in our bathroom window.

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I knew there was a good reason not to clean that window.


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  1. Oh Debra they are Works of Art. I can imagine that extra dazzling one draped down ones back in a backless frock. But it wouldn’t feel too good I guess.

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    • It could be a bit wet and cold…they are best left where they are.

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  2. Natures jewels.

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  3. These are great shots… How beautiful like jewelery. Thanks and Love, nia

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    • I thought the webs were stunning…I was so happy to have found them.

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  4. Debra, these are gorgeous! Both the photos and the webs.The first photo blew me away! Congrats.

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    • The bigger web looked for all the world like a priceless jewelled necklace. It was quivering in the light breeze, making it sparkle even more.

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  5. Reblogged this on photographyofnia.

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  6. Your timing is impeccable Debra. Beautiful work.

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    • I’m sure the riandrops would have dried up soon after I took the photos and the effect would have been lost…I was lucky!

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  7. Wow, it took me a moment to realize that I wasn’t looking at human-made jewelery! Thank you Debra. Smilingly yours, Gian

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    • It does look like shining jewels. The spider was nowhere to be seen.

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  8. Stunning. Hugs. Paddy

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    • I hope there will be more to be found on my morning walks at Vergemoli.

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  9. Absolutely stunning ‘jewels’, Debra. Beautifully photographed too. 🙂

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    • I took lots more photos. It was difficult to choose which ones to post. The webs were very photogenic.

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  10. Absolutely stunning pictures!

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    • Thank you and we should thank the spider and the rain.

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  11. What a shame that the Artist is missing 🙂

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    • The spiders were away from their webs, perhaps lookig for breakfast or maybe they don’t like wet feet.

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  12. The webs are truly gorgeous.The rain and the web combination,did make the webs look like nature’s jewel.
    Ranu

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    • I was lucky to come upon them at just the right time.

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  13. nice shots. and its amazing how beautiful they are.

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  14. Bulgari would be jealous Debra…they are so beautiful. I can just see one on a little black dress! Stunning photos

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    • Things like this must surely be inspiration foe jewellers.

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  15. Amazing photos Debra….. It’s still wet then?!!

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    • Today is fine but we are expecting more rain tomorrow.

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  16. Reblogged this on A memory a day.

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  17. They look like expensive Austrian cyrstals. Beautiful …

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    • The do look just like jewels sparkling in the sun.

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  18. WOW! These are just exquisite Debra!

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  19. Absolutely stunning! These are works of art! Thank you for sharing them with us!

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    • Very temporary works of art…and very beautiful.

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  20. Gorgeous! Nature’s artwork. And your photos are stunning, Debra.

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  21. Impressive … the first one makes me wonder if watery webs actually inspired jewelry (way back when)!

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    • I thought exactly the same thing when I saw them.

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      • 🙂 … and we know what they say about great minds.

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      • …and I agree with them.

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  22. I’ll never be able to clean a web out of a corner again without thinking of these beautiful photos. Bulgari has nothing on these beauties.

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    • I’m going to use it as an excuse to leave webs in place.

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  23. Stunning!

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  24. Oh my, aren’t they exquisite!! You have captured something so very special. A gift YOU have and a gift you gave. I’ll bet if you showed these to the famous Bulgari; they just might set about creating ‘Debra’s jewels’; (although they really belong to ‘Charlotte’) Mother Nature’s work is simply perfection. Thank you for this beautiful ‘good morning’ jolt!

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    • Charlotte seems to have done her work and moved on. I hope she is busy on some more.

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  25. impossible beauty!

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    • I think the webs are stunning…pity they don’t last.

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      • thank you for pausing to take pics, then share. such joy–can never have too much!

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      • It was a pleasure.

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  26. AMAZING NIA… What a wonderful job you did of capturing these images. 🙂

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  27. Unbelievable pictures Debra. You are a wonderful photographer.

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    • Thanks, I was lucky to be there at the right time.

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  28. Great job with the pictures. Beautiful!

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    • Thank you, once I got the camera to focus on the web and not the view behind it was easy.

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  29. Brilliant, woman! And, brilliant woman! 🙂

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    • Thank you, let’s not forget the clever spider.

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  30. What a fantastic job you and your camera has done here … so difficult to get good photos of webs – those photos are so beautiful … and as you say they can’t measure with jewels. Amazing that it hold up with all that rain attached to it.

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    • Spider webs are clearly very strong. I’ll check tomorrow if it is still there when we go back to the house.

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      • I hope it’s still intact. Take such time for them .. to do one.
        Stunning photos.

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  31. Definitely far better than Bulgari !! Nothing surpasses Nature’s jewels. I love the raindrops clinging on each strand, such graceful, sparkling curves glistening in the sun – I derive much pleasure through your clever camera eyes, Debra. Keep up the good work, girl!

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    • It was a very beautiful moment, and I am glad I was there.

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  32. How utterly lovely. There wasn’t, perchance, a tiny “thank you” tin underneath them!? When Sally was very little and we were living in England we used to go push chair strolling in some nearby woodland. I would find little hollows in the roots of trees which were strung with hungover cobwebs twinkling with cold dew and make up stories for her of fairy balls.

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    • I’m sure a fairy would have been delighted to wear one of these to the ball.

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  33. Lovely jewels. Wish they looked so glam on my rafters!

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  34. They are absolutely stunning! :O They look just like a beautiful neckpiece!

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  35. Dang it girl, day after day you continue to astonish me. When you posted the windows and doors collection, I knew we were kindred spirits. You take the pictures I want to see. I am completely enchanted with Tuscany, especially Lucca and it’s wonderful walls. Wondering how many wandering walks are contained in those walls? Since circumstances require my travel to be virtual, I couldn’t have found a more sensitive guide or more fascinating and achingly beautiful destination.
    I’m curious in what sense Bagni d’Lucca is a comune. I’m guessing it is too Italian to compare with Soviet or Hippy 1970’s. Are you allowed to vote on local issues, as a property owner? One last, nosy question: I have been your friend since early January and haven’t heard a peep from Liz. There must be a story there.
    I’m reading “The Italians” by Luigi Barzini. Excellent! Seems to me you recommended this book or one similar some months back. I can’t find it in your archives so maybe not. I highly recommend it if you haven’t already read it.
    I appreciate your efforts more than I can say!
    Fondly, Marsha

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    • Thank you for your comments. Liz and I began the blog together, but she now works full time and doesn’t really have time to write posts. I really like to do it so I guess I have taken over.
      The Italians is a brilliant book about Italy. I did recommend it a while ago. I find it is a wonderful description of why Italians are the way they are…good and bad.
      Lucca is a great town to wander in. I was there this morning and I never tire of wandering the fascinating streets. It is possible to walk or cycle around the 4 kilometer wall that surrounds the historic centre.
      Commune di Bagni di Lucca is the area covered by the local government, like a local council in Australia. I do not have the right to work or vote here as an Australian.
      I hope this has answered some of your questions.

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  36. Absolutely beautiful photos, Debra!

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  37. Brilliant photos Debra – I also thought I was looking at jewelery!

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  38. You are amazing, Debra. Thanks for another beautiful post. This tells me that we should be seeing our spider webs beginning to form here in San Diego, as well!

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    • Spiders are amazing creatures. The webs have gone now, but I’m sure some more will appear.

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  39. amazing pictures! you should enter them in some competition!

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  40. So beautiful Debra

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    • The spiders put in an amazing effort to create these webs and last for such a short while.

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  41. nature beauty. wow,,i want to be a farmer in future.

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  42. Reblogged this on Gointochina.com and commented:
    nature beauty

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  43. Just stunning, Debra, just stunning! Nature’s Jewels.

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