It’s that time of year again, when the golden garden spiders (Argiope aurantia) come out. We have at least three in our back yard right now. I took this picture of one today with my digital camera.
I had hoped to show some of my Yankee readers a bit of southern wildlife, but these critters range all the way up into Canada. I guess that just leaves me with pictures of the freshmen coeds as they come to campus and sunbathe on the quads. Man, we got some good scenery around here. Athens wasn’t named the top bachelor town for no good reason. I should know, I married one of them.