as a child my dad taught me the little miss muffet rhyme:
little miss muffet sat on a tuffet
eating her curds and whey
along came a spider and sat down beside her
"whatcha got in the bowl, babe?"
mmmhm. yeah. things were like that for me and my sister.
very funny, dad.
anyway, i was at my dad's house some weeks ago and we saw this beautiful spider in the planter near the door:
a little research tells me it's a black and yellow garden spider, which is somehow slightly unsatisfying in terms of species identification.
"yes, i could tell it's a black and yellow spider. it is black and yellow. and it's a spider."