Today I overheard two of my co-workers talking about how much they dislike spiders as they shared their “horror” experiences with spiders. I am not particularly a fan of spiders myself, but in their own environment (outside of my house!), they are quite beneficial to the circle of life.
One of the few times that a spider that caused me to linger and look at it was one in this photo. A common garden spider, but in it’s dew-dotted web, it was simply a gorgeous sight. This is one of the largest garden spiders I have ever seen, and I admit to feeling a little skiddish about getting close, but it did hold still for a beautiful shot.