If spiders give you the heebie jeebies then this post is not for you.
Over the past year I have been surprised not only at the numbers of spiders around the garden but also their variety. Look closely at the gravelled area of the garden and one can be seen every few centimetres. Another favoured place is near the corners of windows. Here are a few, as yet unidentified.
One of the largest seen at about 40mm though much bigger if the legs were straightened out!
This small one ( about 14mm) was disturbed in the gravel in the fruit cage.
All these seem to prefer windows.
It is only recently I have come to appreciate the variety of patterns on spiders. They can be quite beautiful in their own way. All the photographs were taken with the Lumix TZ7 with the lens about 60mm away from each subject.