I just cannot stop photographing these amazing creatures. The news reports do appear to be accurate – there are huge numbers of enormous spiders around. I had the priviledge of watching Spider no. 2 adding another strand to its web which stretches right across the garden (at head height). The thread is so strong I haven’t broken it yet, despite walking into it several times a day.P1070039 P1070040 P1070051

Have tools, will travel!