Well, the fiber fest is tomorrow, and I am just about ready. I am all packed and tonight we will be setting up the tent, and doing last minute checks. One of the last things I was doing this afternoon was picking some flowers for the barn. I was clipping some Queen Anne's Lace, and some purple cone flowers...and I wandered over to the Helianthus (hey, they are just flowers for the barn).
As I clipped them, I felt that there was some webby sticky feeling on the leaves. I suspected that I was touching spider web...so I looked around. There, towering overhead was the garden spider. You can sorta see the zig zag web that they are famous for....but with my dinky little camera I could not begin to capture the beauty of this creature. I am so pleased to see one in my garden...what a compliment! It pays not to spray! For a better picture, and to read more about this spider, I googled it and you can check the page by clicking here.