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The spider species Araneus diadematus is commonly called the European garden spider, diadem spider, cross spider, or crowned orb weaver.
It is a dangerous time in the garden, whilst cutting down or pulling out dead and finished flowers you run the gauntlet of coming face-to-face with one of these. The thought of one of them getting into my hair gives me the heebie-jeebies. But needs must and all that. Perhaps I need to wear a hat.
Lens Artists Photo Challenge #11 | Small is Beautiful or maybe not…