Most of us share our homes and yards with spiders (many more spiders than we realize or care to admit).
I'm a bit arachnophobic but I'm trying my best to overcome that aversion.
Here are a few spiders that I've managed to photograph--in and around our home (mainly outdoors).
Slender Crab SpiderSlender Crab SpiderCobweb SpiderHarvestmanBold JumperBold JumperMarbled OrbweaverCross OrbweaverOrb WeaverOrb Weaver SpiderOrbweaver Spider (ventral view)Zebra JumperZebra JumperClose-up view of a male spider's palpsYellow Sac Spider ("prowling" spider)A Crab SpiderA Tiny Jumping Spider