In my research last night I found out that the Argiope aurantia species is known for their web creations. This morning when I woke one of the first things I thought of was my new friend out in the garden. When I rounded the corner I found her circling and dipping her hind-end every couple of seconds. As I got closer and focused my eyes I saw her starting her new web of the day! I couldn't stop staring... and staring! I had to remind myself to breathe.
These photographs are taken when she appears to be finished with her web... I will keep an eye on her throughout the day to see what she does next. She looks hungry!!!
Can you see something in the background?