I like spiders... I don't like them ON me, but I like them. Two weeks ago we had a spider spinning a huge web on the deck, which finally fell to wind and rain. This week, I have been seeing them everywhere. I guess the weather has made them realize their times are short, and they are hurrying to lay their egg cases.
I took pictures of some of them, and after accidentally ruining a web by the gate into the henyard, I am careful now when approaching any gate or opening. I looked up going from the pasture to the henyard the other day, and above me was criss-crossed a web with a big yellow spider!