Charlotte-Our beautiful family member
This picture was taken in August 2006 at my home in Nevada City, CA. It is now January 2007 and Charlotte is still living under our eaves. In fact, she laid a large egg sack this morning. What a great spider to have around for the last 6 months. We will be sad to see her pass on but look forward to the new arrivals (Spring?). I sincerely hope you can find space on your site for this beautiful family member! Cheers,
Charlotte is some species of Araneus Orb Weaver.