We all need water
During a lengthy period of very high temperatures, I will give my garden companions a fine spray of water and it's always a joy to see them drink...in particular the spiders such as this orb, moving along her strands of silk, taking each tiny droplet in to her mouth.
20mm body length.
The Australian garden orb weaver spider is a very common species of spider with many variants in size, shape, and colour across the coastal regions of the eastern states of Australia. They have very large abdomens when well-fed and exhibit a tremendous colour-range from off-white through tan, brown to almost black.