I photographed it this morning in the process of devouring a bee. You can see the bee hanging in the web at the bottom of this pic. It's been there for at least a week.
Today, as I was watching, the spider made its move, gathering in the nicely ripened bee.
And the poor old bee is now history.
I'm wondering how large the spider will get. And also whether the smaller web-mate that was there went the same way as the bee...
And whether the spider, only a foot away from the path to my door, will deter door-to-door sales people. :)
Or maybe my friends. :(