For eight or nine days now, there has been a huge spider web outside on our deck. It is perhaps 18 inches across, and a large spider has been spinning it. She perches in the middle of it daily, hoping moths or other unsuspecting victims will come into her lair. I say "She" but don't really know that it is a female, only suppose so. Even during the rain and heavy fog this week, the beautiful web held. It's a real feat of engineering, and a wonder to enjoy.