A series of photos of mating rituals in the Garden Spider, Araneus diadematus. If you don't like spiders don't look at this board!
Waiting on her web.
Female Garden Spider
8] Male will be stored to provide food for the female as she produces egg sac.
7) Male wrapped in silk
6) Female starts to wrap male in silk/
5) Male and female embrace again, this time the male can't back off
4) Male approaches again
3) Male backs off
2) Male & female embrace
1) Male (on right) tries to approach larger female