In what may be a recurring theme here at MDU, I give you the Saint Andrew's Cross spider. Photo taken in his natural habitat next to our swimming pool:
Now don't worry, y'all. Jase says he's harmless, so we let him live. Am I not merciful? I went out there the other morning to get these pics, but it wasn't too life threatening. Well, I did nearly fall in the pool in my jammies. This burgeoning baby belly throws off a girl's center of gravity!
I actually think he's kind of pretty, don't you? Oh, and before I could get to the spider above, I had to duck under this at the gate. Built overnight, as we'd been out there the afternoon before.
I promise, living in Australia isn't all spiders all the time, but they do become a part of the landscape! But if that's freaked you out too much, I'll end with a picture of my Nate, who is definitely not a spider, though he has been known to bite.
There now, that's better.