I don't know the name of this spider (maybe someone out there does?), but I call it a scribble spider because they always have a scribbly bit above and below where they sit on the web.
(Apparently, it's an argiope spider - thanks Ken!)
Then this little charmer came to have a look at me while I was watering the garden :-
There were lots of green preying mantis amongst the grass, and this one was the same colour as the house wall :-
Oh, and then this character turned up to see what I was doing :-
|It's a hard life!|
Luckily, he didn't notice the preying mantis, otherwise he'd have eaten them - nice juicy little snacks!