Argiope Aurantia Normally I dislike spiders. But for this spider, I make an exception. They are harmless to humans, beautiful (as far as spiders go) and eat pesky bugs. I love seeing them in our yard in the late summer to early fall.
Black and yellow garden spider. We have one of these living in our roses in the back and as much as i hate spiders, she's pretty cool looking. i still don't want to come into close contact with her though!