Weekly photo challenge: Up 2

Looked up this morning and saw a contrail crossing the face of the sun.  Plenty more “up’ at https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/weekly-photo-challenge-up-2/

Contrail cuts across the sun's disk and the ice ring in the high clouds.
Contrail cuts across the sun’s disk and its ice ring in the high clouds. The tiny black dot in the upper right is a crow.  This appears dark because it was shot through one of the polarized lenses of my sunglasses. Don’t have a polarizer for this camera. 

Splendor in the grass

This web in the grass captured more than prey this morning. Suspended in its threads were droplets from sprinkler,  each catching the filtered morning light and each acting as lens and window into a world closer to the ground.

WEB OF JEWELS — Droplets of water cling to a web suspended from blades of grass.