murmuration of starlings is called 'sort sol' - Black Sun'
It is one of nature's most magnificent sights, the starlings form
into sweeping ball like shapes in their thousands, before flying
down and roosting in the trees or eating on the ground
Illustrated with a Starling Murmuration over water and hills.
Made from parchment paper backed onto UV stable and flame retardant PVC.
Finished with a wooden hoop top and bottom. Must be used with a glass votive.
Measures 12.5 in diameter x 15 cm in height.
An Indian summer is a heat wave that occurs in the autumn.
It refers to a period of above-normal temperatures, accompanied by
dry and hazy conditions, usually after there has been a killing frost.
occurs in the Northern Hemisphere between
late September and mid November link
The German 'Indian Summer' is called 'Altweibersommer' or
'Old Wives' Summer' in English.The name may refer to the way
small, busy spiders are ballooning in September and October
and the gossamer reminds people of the grey
hair old women...
Many small spiders use silk threads for ballooning; they extrude
several threads into the air and let themselves be carried
away by winds.
Although most rides will end a few yards later, it seems
to be a common way for
spiders to invade islands. Many sailors have
reported that spiders have been caught
in their ship's sails, even when
far from land. The extremely fine silk that