I got excited when I found this little garden spider (or araneus diadematus) not far from where my buddy Gabriella lived last fall. Gabriella was much bigger when I first found her, and grew even more. I'm hoping this one will "hang" around and I can watch it grow, too. At this point her body is only about 1 cm long.
You can see many photos of Gabriella and a few other spiders here in my Spider Set.