Female orb weaving spider

6526.  Body/head is 1/2 inch white with black mark and a bit of yellow on the bottom and sides. Found on outside on the corner of our deck. July 30/19. Weather warm and sunny 23 degrees. Sherwood Park, Alberta. Canada

Number 6526.  This is a female orb weaving spider (family Araneidae) in the genus Araneus; it might be a cross orb weaver, Araneus diadematus. All orb weavers are harmless to humans.